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A knife with foliate-shaped blade ending in a fan-shaped tip. The blade is decorated with three columns of small raised bars intersected by two rows of small raised bars. The wooden handle is decorated with brass tacks on both ends and wrapped with wire, possibly copper, around the middle.
Knife
1895 – 1905
Gift in Memory of Rudolph B. Rottam
1984/2.54A
A knife with a wooden handle wrapped in wire, possibly copper. The handle terminates in a round knob. It has a long triangular blade that flares, narrows, then flares before narrowing to a rounded point.
Mbole
Knife
19th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.46
This sword has an iron blade that is narrow toward the handle and gradually widens at the top, ending in a slight curve. Along the edge of the blade are small, half-circular knobs and near the top of the blade there are geometric cut-outs. The handle is formed by two spheres connected by a bar. At the bottom of the handle is a conical projection. The handle is covered in gold-leaf. 
Asante (Asante)
Ceremonial sword (afena)
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.309
This wooden chair has a square, leather covered seat and four legs. The back of the chair also has a leather covering. Much of the chair is decorated with metal tacks.
Asante (Asante)
Chair
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.310
Cylindrical headdress with diamond-shaped multi-colored beadwork over a cloth base. The bottom rim has a pattern of red and blue triangles outlined on the edge with red. A fringe of blue beads hangs all the way around the bottom edge. There are two beadwork birds attached to the front of the headdress. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Oba's Beaded Crown
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.340
This sword with three barbell-shaped handles is attached to a wrought iron shaft ending in two large, curved blades. The shaft is composed of three sections of hourglass-shaped open work interspersed with knots. The two top blades have triangular cut-outs. 
Asante (Asante)
Ceremonial Sword
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.88
This Hemba <em>adze</em>, or chief’s ceremonial ax, is decorated with an elegantly carved female head upon the end of its smooth handle while an iron blade has been lodged into its oval base. This <em>adze</em> exhibits the characteristic hallmarks of a Southern Hemba style, which in turn was strongly influenced by the neighboring Luba. The head bears an elongated, oviod-shaped face, a wide convex forehead, coffeebean-shaped eyes within ocular recesses, a triangular nose, and full lips. An elaborate pulled-back hairstyle in the form of a chignon (<em>kibanda</em>), features a cruciform motif. Four brass tacks that have been inserted into the extreme top, bottom, left and right points of the face echo this crucifix shape.
Hemba (Hemba (culture or style))
Prestige Adze
1875 – 1885
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.225
Round beaded crown with six radiating bands—predominantly green with white, metallic and blue accents—that stem from the central axis upon which a large blue-headed bird sits. Eight smaller birds perch at the base of the bands. The bottom rim is predominantly red with white, metallic, and blue accents. The spaces in between the vertical bands are filled with yellow feathers. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Beaded Coronet
1925 – 1975
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.345
This Mangbetu ivory horn features a sculpted, highly schematic human head with an elongated neck at its extremity. The horn’s reddish coloration could be the result of the addition of pigment such as tukula (camwood) powder or the application of palm oil. The discoloration seen under the mouthpiece was due to wear caused by a fiber cord from which the instrument was suspended.
Mangbetu (Mangbetu)
Oliphant
1855 – 1865
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.235
Wooden staff covered with beads, displaying a zig-zag pattern in blue, white, red, yellow, and pink along the shaft, with a metal point at the base. The finial (top of the staff) consists of an equestrian figure, mostly in green, wearing an elaborate red-and-yellow crown, holding a blue staff and riding a multicolored horse, which stands on a rectangular platform adorned with a fringe of beads.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Staff
1945 – 1955
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.45
Gold-weight in the shape of a curved line, wider at one end, with raised sections along the shaft. The narrow end is topped with a cap with a rounded point. The wider end has three round protrusions with horizontal incisions. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.460
Gold-weight in the shape of a a cylindrical rod with a pointed tip and a handle made of a short, cylindrical rod between two circular discs. The majority of the cylindrical rod is covered in a pattern of small, raised dots. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.515
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