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Seated figure holding two smaller figures with three more smaller figures in front, all made from a single piece of brass. 
Asante (Asante)
Mother and Child Figure
1850 – 1950
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.253
Standing female figure on a square base. The hands are at the sides,  one of which holds a string of cowrie shells. The figure has prominent breasts and on the face there are three horizontal marks on each cheek. The hair is a in a round, comb-like shape. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1900 – 1983
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
1983/2.191
Cast vessel with a round body attached to a rectangular base by a short, spiral column. The body is decorated with figures of turtles, crocodiles, and fish. There are also small spirals across the vessel body. Near the top are two small, round handles. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Vessel
19th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.123A
Standing female figure on a round base mounted on another square base. There are metal rings around the ankles. The hands are placed at the sides and there are strings of beads around the waist and neck. There are three vertical grooves in the forehead and on each cheek there are three vertical and three horizontal grooves. The hair is in a conical shape with a small knob at the top, decorated with vertical grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1950 – 1999
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.665
Standing male figure with each foot on a raised base. The hands are at the side and on the front and back of the chest is a triangular pendant with a pattern of raised dashes. There is a string of beads around the neck and on each cheek are three horizontal grooves. The hair is a conical shape. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Male Twin Figure
1900 – 1988
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1988/1.160
Standing male figure on a round base with both arms placed at the sides. There is a triangular carving, possibly an amulet, around the neck and back. The figure has a conical coiffure with vertical grooves. The coiffure terminates in two smaller conical projections. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Male Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.252.1
Standing female figure on a round base with hands at the sides. There are metal bracelets around each wrist and a string of beads around the neck. On each breast there are two vertical marks. Each cheek is marked with three vertical and three horizontal grooves and there are three vertical marks on the forehead. The hair is in a conical shape decorated with vertical grooves and topped by a small knob. The heavy patina may possibly be camwood powder. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1901 – 1999
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.667
Female figure with vertically grooved conical heads and triangular carvings on their chests and backs. The figure has a carved waist-covering. 
Ibeji Twin Figure (One of a Pair)
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.252.2
Carved standing female figure with corded beads at its neck and waist. The figure has conical, verically indented carved hair and protruding facial features. Its hands are resting at its hips.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.254.2
Brass vessel cast in a rounded bowl form. A small loop near the vessel's lip may have served as an attachment point for a hinged lid. The vessel has various geometric and curvilinear designs across the body. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Vessel
20th century
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.33
Carved standing female figure with corded beads at its neck and waist. The figure has conical, verically indented carved hair and protruding facial features. Its hands are resting at its hips.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.254.1
A circular cast metal vessel lid with a figural scene on top. Two seated male figures face each other, while both hold staffs and one wears a type of headdress. Between the figures sits a snake and a bowl. The top of the lid is also decorated with an axe, a crocodile or turtle, and spiral designs. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Vessel Lid
19th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.123B
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