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Figure with a head atop a rectangle with a horizontal hole in the neck. 
Ndengese (Ndengese)
20th century
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen in memory of Nancy Turner Bohlen
Brass ring decorated with a peanut or groundnut, possibly from the lost wax cast method. 
1895 – 1905
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
Ring with two conical projections, decorated with concentric horizontal grooves and a large loop.
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
This wooden comb, or <em>cisakulo,</em> is composed of six long teeth and an anthropomorphic support. Its handle includes a rectangular section with multiple bands of diagonal, incised lines. This section along with the teeth of the comb visually form an abstracted body for the delicately carved head, which sits atop the handle. These lined motifs as well as the fine facial features are similar to those found in the figural carvings of the neighboring Chokwe; the striated turbanesque coiffure, however, is distinctly characteristic of the Lwena style.
Lwena (Lwena)
1875 – 1885
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
The pipe consists of a long, curved stem, a bone mouthpiece, and a bowl delicately sculpted in the form of a male head. Rectangular ears protrude sideways, while a curved chin and inverted T-shaped nose jut forward. Geometric designs characteristic of Kuba carving adorn the face, neck, and coiffure. A number of brass tacks stud the pipe, and fine copper wire has been carefully wound around the stem. Camwood powder, highly prized throughout Central Africa, has been added to its surface.<br /><br />
Reference:<br />
Maurer, Evan M. and Niangi Batulukisi.  <em>Spirits Embodied:  Art of the Congo, Selections from the Helmut F. Stern Collection</em>.  Minneapolis:  The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1999.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
1895 – 1905
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern