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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

Peter Tooki
Man at Seal Hole
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Power
1959/1.78
A conical stopper, topped by an anthropomorphic representation of a female head with elaborate coiffure. 
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Stopper
1895 – 1905
Museum purchase made possible by the Betty J. Lockett Memorial Fund
1984/2.40
The Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. He is shown under three leaves, indicating the bodhi tree under which he sat while meditating before reaching an awakening. He is shown flanked by two stupas, or reliquary monuments, symbolizing his attainment of nirvana.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Buddha, seated under a canopy of 3 leaves on a double lotus dais in the padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra, flanked by two stupas
11th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1983/1.396
Oval-shaped piece of veined, green Swedish marble standing on one of its narrow ends. Three holes of different sizes penetrate into the object's center. The holes are painted in a semi-gloss black and matte white.
Dame Barbara Hepworth (British (modern))
Sphere with Colour (Grey and White)
1965
Museum Purchase
1967/1.43

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Stool/Backrest
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase
1987/2.70
With stool back and very fine aged patina.
Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Animal Figure
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.616

Tivi Ilisituk;Inuit;Salluit
Walrus Hunter
1960s
Gift of Arthur and Catherine B. Adel
1979/2.140

Benin (ancient Nigerian)
Leopard Box Lid
1870 – 1880
Gift of Mrs. Chet LaMore
1985/2.12
A bas-relief carving made of bone and in the shape of a lotus petal, depicting Pehar, a guardian of the Tibetan Buddhist faith, in wrathful form. At the base of the "petal" are the tops of mountains, with the waves of the sea visible between them; in the rounded part of the "petal,"  a border of flames encircles a dynamic image of Pehar, his garments flowing in the wind as he rides on a snow lion. The background behind Pehar is incised with closely spaced wavy lines, again suggesting flames.
Dorje Legpa Votive Plaque
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.50

Kusu (Kusu (Luba region style))
Scepter finial in the form of a man's head
1895 – 1905
Gift of Marc Leo Felix
1987/1.356
A column of wood carved by turning into a stack of fat discs.
David Smith
Base for Growing Forms
1939
Bequest of Charles E. Palmer in honor of Jean Paul Slusser
1980/1.213B
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