1371 UMMA Objects
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Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Ritual Staff
20th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
1975/1.69

Figure
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.37

Yam Mask
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.41

Bamana (Bamana)
Door Lock Slide
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.44.2

Bamana (Bamana)
Door Lock
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.44.1

Mossi (Mossi)
Standing Female Figure
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2004/2.25

Bamana (Bamana)
Woman's Wrap
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2004/2.27

Bamana (Bamana)
Woman's Wrap
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2004/2.28

Senufo (Senufo (culture or style))
Thickly Woven Indigo Cloth Composed of Variegated Stripes
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2004/2.34
This anthropomorphic <em>nkisi</em>, or power figure, stands upright and features a rather large, forward-tilting head with a prominent, parted mouth, high cheekbones with shallow cheeks, and chipped glass-encrusted lower eyes. A brass tack pierces the figure’s forehead, directly above its nose.  The figure possesses a rectangular torso and robust appendages, although the lower arms and feet are missing. The figure likely held a medicine pack upon its abdomen, evidenced by the four holes bored into its torso, and another one upon its cranium. Around the figure’s neck is a collar, possibly of leather, another place in which medicines are carried.
Vili (Kongo) (Vili)
Power Figure
1845 – 1855
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.179
Female figure with crossed legs, breastfeeding a child. The large mother figure is decorated with scarifications on her breasts, shoulders and back. She bears filed teeth, is wearing an elaborate headdress and her face has been decorated with three brass tacks. Mirror fragments were used to evoke eyes. On the back of the sculpture a mirror covers a raised addition containing unknown elements. The figures are seated on a rectangular base with geometric decorations. 
Yombe (Yombe (culture or style))
Mother and child figure
1885 – 1895
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.187
This small power figure features a naturalistic human face engulfed in layers of multi-media attachments, which create an imposing visual effect. The figure wears a blue turban wrapped around its head that binds bundles of medicinal substances and is crowned with several feathers. It also dons a metal necklace and a small bone dangles from the arm. The lower body is covered in fiber and a skirt of long leather strips. Possessing eyes encrusted with glass, the figure stands on top of a carved wooden turtle and holds the tip of a curved piece of wood in its mouth, the other end of which terminates in its clutched right hand. A large medicine pack, topped with a round mirror, is affixed to the figure's torso, which is thickly coated with resin and red pigment.
Yombe (Yombe (culture or style))
Power Figure
1850 – 1899
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.191
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