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A full-body costume and mask depicting a human figure.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Mask and costume (bwoom)
1955 – 1965
Gift of Marc Leo Felix, Brussels

Illuminated initials on Printed Text page from a Missal
Anonymous Gift in memory of Mrs. John Alexander

Bamana (Bamana)
N'tomo Society Initiation Mask
1900 – 1970
Museum purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This wooden chair has two squatting figures decorating the finials; one is elderly, bearded, and scarified, while the other is fresh-faced and young. At the lower left rung, two men carry a slit drum; between the caryatid figures supporting the chair’s front legs appear three men; the central slat has incised diagonal patterns called fuliko. At the center, what is possibly a pointy-nosed European’s face replaces the more habitual chikungu masker.
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
1900 – 1925
Gift of Robert B. Jacobs

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Royal Mask (Ngaady a Mwaash)
1900 – 1983
Gift of Al and Margaret Coudron
Naturalistic cow’s head of carved from wood with eyes cut from the bottoms of glass bottles. Natural cow horns are attached. Head is predominantly black with white triangle on forehead, red pigment surrounding eyes, red in interior of ears, white chin, and white dots on cheeks and in red ground around eyes. Horns are white, tipped in black; a fiber cord runs through its nostrils and around back of head.<br />
Bijogo (Bijogo)
Mask (vaca bruto, dugn'be type)
1925 – 1975
Gift of Avery Z. Eliscu

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
1915 – 1925
Gift of Avery Z. Eliscu

French (French (culture or style))
Leaf from a Glossed Bible (Pauline Letter with Commentary; Epistle to the Thessalonians)
1175 – 1200
Gift of Ann and Leonard Eaton in appreciation for the excellent teaching of Ilene Forsyth and Marvin Eisenberg

MS leaf: Bifolio from a Missal
1433 – 1466
Anonymous Gift in memory of Mrs. John Alexander

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Royal Mask (Mwaash a Mbooy)
1900 – 1983
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner

Manuscript page from Oxford Bible (Dominican)
1245 – 1255
Gift of the Estate of Helen B. Hall
Two columns of light brown Latin blackletter script with foliate borders of red, blue,&nbsp;and gold leaf.
French (French (culture or style))
Floriated Bible Leaf
14th century
Gift of Mrs. Carrol Robertsen