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Terracotta pipe bowl in a cylindrical shape. The body of the bowl is covered with 'spider-motif' decorations knobs. Another smaller, cylindrical projection—where the pipe stem would attach—is undecorated. 
Pipe Bowl
1900 – 1950
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.116

Pipe
1900 – 1987
Gift of Douglas and Mary Kelley
1987/1.346
A pipe with a bronze pipe bowl attached to a long, thin wooden pipe stem. There is a small piece of cloth where the pipe bowl meets the stem. The pipe bowl is decorated with spiral designs. 
Pipe
1900 – 1987
Gift of Douglas and Mary Kelley
1987/1.347
Cone-shaped cap with flattened top. The cap is stitched with black linear uneven chevron patterns. The bottom of the cap contains four symmetrically positioned flaps. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.163
A dome-shaped cap with alternating patterns of straight and wavy linear designs. Between the wavy linear designs are spaces allowing one to see through the cap. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
19th century
Museum purchase
1985/2.72
A blue and off-white tunic in a square shape. The tunic is decorated with various geometric designs sewn together. 
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Tunic
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.78.2
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 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))
Chair
1900 – 1925
Gift of Robert B. Jacobs
1992/1.136
A dome-shaped cap with alternating patterns of straight and wavy linear designs. Between the wavy linear designs are spaces allowing one to see through the cap. The bottom of the cap contains four symettrically positioned flaps. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
19th century
Museum purchase
1985/2.71
This work is a terracotta head with a narrow, striated neck. The head is flat and circular, slightly tilted back on the neck. The mouth is open with three diagonal marks on each cheek. The eyebrows are formed by one continuous, curved line above the eyes and nose. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Commemorative Head
20th century
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.53
A fabric mask with round eyes and an oblong mouth and nose made from red and yellow bound cloth. The brown base fabric is covered with small beads in a geometric pattern. The majority of the beads are white, with red, yellow, green, and blue beads also used. The edges of the mask are bound in red and tan cloth. 
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Elephant Mask
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.78.1
This is a wooden stool with a circular base and a flat, circular seat. The seat is supported by an openwork design consisting of a circle with eight lines projecting outward. This motif is repeated six times around the stool. 
Cameroon (Cameroonian)
Stool
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.313
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