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Small, carved male figure, seated atop a block, with legs crossed. The naturalism with which the expressive face is carved, the high crested coiffure (or chiefly cap?) and the progressive foreshortening of the body show the importance given to the head in Yombe aesthetics. The figure's eyes are mirrored glass, and the upper body, face and head are studded with brass tacks. A slight vertical crack can be seen at the figure's sternum.<br />
The Yombe figure was identified for UMMA by Allen Roberts and Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts. There was a discrepency regarding the dating of the piece: the export paperwork said "circa 1830", but the dealer's catalogue said early 19th c. When asked to help resolve the dating, Polly Nooter Roberts replied: "As for the Yombe figure, I can tell you with certainty that it is NOT early 20th century, and is definitely from the 19th century, if not earlier. I cannot confirm the 1830 date, but I would be more inclined to believe that than the early 20th century. So, I think you can co
Yombe;Kongo (Yombe (culture or style);Kongo (culture or style))
Seated Male Figure
1825 – 1875
Museum purchase made possible by the David L. Chambers and John G. Crane Fund for Acquisitions
1999/1.94
This abstract painting has a number of wide, white-blue horizontal brush strokes through the middle portion. Yellow and green strokes are layered in the upper right of the canvas. Along the edges of the work, there are purple, yellow, and grey mountain shapes.
Elliott Green (American (North American))
Black Wing
2013
Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Funds, 2015
2015/2.50
A wooden post of stacked geometric forms and a small seated figure on top, seated at a table.
Mahafaly (Mahafaly)
Funerary Post
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.72
A small wooden chair with four rounded posts and an arched wooden bar on the back. There are carved triangle designs on the seat and finishing nails appear to be decorative.
Dan
Grandfather Chair
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.76
A long reclining board with three posts on the bottom. The angle is at approximately 45 degrees. All of the edges are rounded.
Lobi (Lobi)
Reclining Chair
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.77
A highly decorated wooden chair with a single arched backing rod for support. There are large bulb-like posts on top with graphic decorations throughout. There are large metal domed hardware on the seat and upper posts.
Baulé (Baule (culture))
Prestige Chair
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.75

Bamana (Bamana)
Sculpture for Jo or Gwa Society
20th century
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.16

Richard Lindner
One + One
1967
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson
2014/2.3
Large colorful mix-media work of abstracted fire scene with various geometric and free-form shapes.
Frank Stella (American (North American))
Had Gadya, No. 5. (Then came a fire and burnt the stick)
1982 – 1984
Gift of Marsha L. Vinson and Marvin Rotman
2014/2.18
Red background with cut out on the bottom. Multiple geometric forms in varying colors of black, blue, red, yellow and gold. The large shape on the upper right side is an abstract dog.
Frank Stella (American (North American))
Had Gadya, No. 3 (Then came a dog and bit the cat)
1982 – 1984
Gift of Marsha L. Vinson and Marvin Rotman
2014/2.17
An extremely large sundial circle top, separated into triangular sections with eyes and a mouth carved out. The colors are in blue, red, white and black. There is a narrow center to represent two black arms and a chin. The triangluar colored pattern is continued onto the bottom with a geometric pattern.
Polychrome Face Mask (Bedu)
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.73
Black background with red trim on either side, but not on the top and bottom. There is a large orange tiger in the center with a red donkey and blue bird on the left side. Colors of blacks, greens, reds, blues, oranges and yellow. There is lilac trim on the top and bottom of the cloth.
Fon (Fon (culture or style))
Wall Hanging
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.96
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