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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
Kneeling human figure on top of a round, hollowed out base, suggesting that this may have been the top of a staff or flywhisk. The sculpture holds one hand on his thigh, while he is chewing on a munkwiza root with the other. 
Yombe (Yombe (culture or style))
Figure
1855 – 1865
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.185
Anthropomorphic whistle with facial features, round torso and two round protrusions extending from the sides of the torso. The piece is hollow. 
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Whistle
1915 – 1925
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.202
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
Sword with a wooden "X" shaped handle and a metal blade terminating in two points that curve inward. 
Sword
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.79
Figure of a frog.
Lega (Lega)
Zoomorphic Figure (Frog)
20th century
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen in memory of Nancy Turner Bohlen
2015/2.181
An oval-shaped brass purse with loops around the outside edge. Attached to each loop is a string of beads or leather ending in a brass crotal bell. The body of the purse has raised ovals with a spiral pattern inside. The lid has a brass handle and a longer beaded strap. 
Purse
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.88
Anthropomorphic whistle with facial features, round torso and two round protrusions extending from the top of the coiffure and from the sides of the torso. The piece is hollow. 
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Whistle
1900 – 1971
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.47
A headdress made of woven raffia palm fibers in the shape of a cap and decorated with dark purple and green feathers. The feathers point upward and outward from the cap, while the center of the headdress has a bundle of large, dark feathers. 
Feather Headdress
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.78.3
Wooden mask with an oblong-shaped face, semi-circular beard, and a semi-circular headdress or coiffure. The beard consists of a curving band around the chin with incised, vertical grooves. The mouth is open to reveal teeth and the cheeks are flat. One half of the nose is broken off. Round eyes sit below a prominent forehead. The ears of the mask are small and square. Atop the head sits a semi-circular headdress or coiffure consisting of small, rectangular knobs. 
Mask
1900 – 1950
Gift of the Honorable Jack Faxon
1999/2.11
This cap is made from woven fiber with dark purple, dark green, and brown feathers. The feathers face upward and outward, forming a dome-like shape to the cap. Around the bottom edge there is a row of feathers that are longer than those at the middle of the cap. Near the top and center of the cap are long feathers that stick straight up. 
Cameroon (Cameroonian)
Feather Hat
1900 – 1983
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt
1983/1.100
Sword with a handle composed of a narrow wood rod connected to a flat disc on one end and a conical shape at the other end. The handle and sheath are decorated with brass and iron tacks. The blade is wider near the handle and then narrows to a point. 
Sword and Sheath
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.92A&B
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