139 UMMA Objects
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Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Female Ancestor Figure
1900 – 1971
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Ritual Staff
20th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
Oil-type paint and mixed media on carved 3/8” hardwood veneer wood panel. Grain runs vertical on painted surface. Carved areas expose inner core running horizontal.
Lucio Muñoz
The Mirror
Museum Purchase

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Double Neckrest
1867 – 1899
Museum Purchase
Standing male figure on a round base. The hands rest at the sides and there is a string of glass beads around the neck. The pupils of the eyes consist of metal and on each cheek is a 'V' shaped mark, while the hair is a tall oblong shape with vertical grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Male Twin Figure
1920 – 1930
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. J. Robert Willson.
Standing human figure on a round base with hands at the sides. The abdomen is marked by triangular grooves and around the waist is a string of beads. There is also a string of beads around the neck, while the forehead has four vertical, incised grooves and the chin has three grooves. This figure also has closed eyes, not seen often on Yoruba twin figures. The hair is in the shape of a knob with vertical incised grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
Four prints, identical, long piece of wood with repeating pattern.
Lintel Fragments (From a set of 5)
1500 – 1699
Gift of the Estate of Mary Chase Stratton
Tear drop board with figure in the middle.
Papua New Guinean
Ancestor Board (gope)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric H. Marks

20th century
Gift from Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Wooden columnar figure wrapped in alternating black and red wire. The top of the figure is wrapped in wire and decorated with leather strands of white beads and a 1946 coin. The limbs are formed by strands of green and red seed beads terminating in large white beads.  
Fertility Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis