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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 nine-toothed comb topped with an anthropomorphic head. The neck and forehead of the 'face' have been decorated with rings of copper wire. The top of the comb is decorated with four rows of geometrical shapes in the front and two rows in the back. 
Comb
1895 – 1905
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1987/1.154
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
This knitted or crocheted hat in a tall, cylindrical shape has concentric circles and checkerboard patterns decorating the top. The body of the hat is made of small open circles and short rod-like projections. 
Tikar (Tikar)
Prestige Cap
20th century
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt
1983/1.95
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
This hour-glass shaped stool is supported by two caryatid figures who sit in a pose of lamentation—crouched with head in hands. Scarified patterned abstracted tears spill from their lower eyelids. Brass studs adorn the perimeter of the stool’s seat, base, and figures. Both figures wear strings of black, red and white beads around their necks.
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Caryatid stool
1850 – 1899
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.204
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

Pipe
1900 – 1987
Gift of Douglas and Mary Kelley
1987/1.346
A brass pipe with a figurative bowl in the shape of a human head wearing a cap and smoking a pipe. 
Pipe
1900 – 1987
Gift of Douglas and Mary Kelley
1987/1.344
Gold-weight in the shape of a flat, circular base with a spiral design attached to a thin, cylindrical handle. Where the circular base attaches to handle, there is a semi-circular overlap with horizontal grooves. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.129
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
A carved wooden pipe bowl attached to a long, narrow metal pipe stem. The pipe bowl is in the form of a standing human figure with both hands tucked underneath the chin. 
Pipe
1900 – 1987
Gift of Douglas and Mary Kelley
1987/1.345
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