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Brass horn with a string of brass and red beads attached to a cork stopper. The top edge and bottom edge of the horn are decorated with incised braided patterns. 
Powder Horn
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.90
Small brass container with a round body and a short, narrow neck. The wooden stopper is attached to the container by a string of brass beads. The body of the container is decorated with a design of incised concentric circles. 
Container
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.32
A cast brass pipe bowl with a leaf design around the stem end and a design of horizontal grooves around the bottom, near the small round base. 
Pipe Bowl
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.30
A pipe with a thin, wooden stem and a cast brass bowl. The pipe bowl is decorated with various geometric designs and has a small conical base. 
Pipe
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.28
This wooden mortar is decorated by finely carved geometric patterns and features two anthropomorphic heads bearing recognizable Chokwe characteristics including coffeebean-shaped eyes enclosed in large ocular cavities. The lower head, the face of an idealized female (<em>mwana pwo</em>), forms the body of the mortar. The upper head, turned at a 90 degree angle from the lower head, is wearing a headdress which extends behind his face. Resting on top of the upper head is the bowl of the mortar.
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Mortar
1865 – 1875
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.205
Gold-weight in the shape of an undulating line with incised knobs at both ends and across the middle. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.133
Brass horn with a pointed tip and a cork stopper decorated with four strands of brass and multi-colored beads. 
Powder Horn
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.91
Gold-weight in the shape of an undulating line with incised knobs at both ends and an incised rectangle across the middle. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.459
A container with a round body and a short neck with wide lip. At the bottom of the container is an inverted conical base. The body is decorated with incised grooves all the way around. There is also a loop at the neck of the container through which string has been threaded. 
Container
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.34
A brass container with a round body and a short neck. The stopper is connected to the bottle by a string, to which a small metal scoop is attached. The body of the container is decorated with a grid-like pattern and an undulating line around the top and bottom edge. The top edge of the neck has a rope or braid-like pattern. 
Container
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.33
A pipe with a wooden stem attached to a cast brass pipe bowl. The bowl is plain except for a pattern of grooves near the small conical base. 
Pipe
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.29
A cast brass container with a round body and a short neck. The stopper is connected to the bottle by a string with brass, yellow, and blue beads. The body of the container is decorated with a grid-like pattern and an undulating line around the top and bottom edge. The top edge of the neck has a rope or braid-like pattern. 
Container
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.36
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