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Horizontally positioned statue in the shape of an animal. The back of the statue is flattened with a slight concave in the middle. The body is decorated with a carved diamond design consisting of intersecting lines. and the tail has a rectangular shape. There is a metal ring wrapped around the neck in addition to multicolored beads. There is also a piece of fiber attached to the neck of the statue with a small bell-shaped wooden piece attached to the end of the fiber.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Friction Oracle
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.358
Cylindrical, with geometric carving and leather thong.
Banja
Vessel
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.605
Wooden ladder with nine rungs and forked top.
Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Ladder
20th century
Gift of Dede and Oscar Feldman
2019/1.277

Mauritanian (Mauritanian (African national style))
Milk Bowl
1875 – 1925
Gift of Mark and Marie-Armande Wilson
2018/2.78
Two wood-carved planks, one which rests on top of the other has two extending posts. The other has a rounded top. Both have incised lines decorating the surfaces.
Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Granary Lock
1800 – 1999
Gift of Mark and Marie-Armande Wilson
2018/2.81A-B
Wooden ladle with carved square designs on handle and holes throughout the bowl. String of red, white, and blue beads hanging from the handle.
Zulu
Display Spoon
1900 – 1950
Gift of Dede and Oscar Feldman
2019/1.271
Horizontally positioned statue in the shape of a crocodile. The back of the statue is flattened with a slight concave in the middle. The body contains carved linear designs and the tail has a rectangular shape.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Rubbing Oracle
1920 – 1930
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1988/1.131
Wooden knife with a leaf shaped blade. The center of the blade has a carved line running down the length of the blade. The knife has patination. There is tukula powder rubbed on the knife. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
1895 – 1905
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1984/2.34

African (African (general, continental cultures))
Bwaka Figure
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.45
Wooden figure in a standing position surmounted by two conical horns protruding from the top of the head. The legs are triangular in shape while the body is columnar with grooves on the left and right side. The hands in front hold an object that connects to the chin of the figure. 
Igbo (Igbo (Southern Nigerian style, culture))
Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.47

Mende (Mende)
Sande Sowel Bundu mask
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.55
This wooden, zoomorphic Bembe <em>alunga</em> mask represents an owl. The mask has an elongated, bell-shaped form, with much of its base pigmented black. The owl has two white, oval-shaped, concave oracular cavities with protruding, half-moon eyes and a long, narrow beak. The foot of the mask features two serpents that have been carved in relief and painted red, both of which are surrounded by white, geometric motifs.  
Bembe (Bembe (Kongo))
Mask
1925 – 1935
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.194
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