18 UMMA Objects
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Woven basket with a lid that is in the shape of a square box. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Basket
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.159
A dome-shaped cap with alternating patterns of straight and wavy linear designs. Between the wavy linear designs are spaces allowing one to see through the cap. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
19th century
Museum purchase
1985/2.72

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Wallet
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.160

African (African (general, continental cultures))
Shallow Basket
1900 – 1932
Gift of Pat Edgecomb.
1987/2.57
Cone-shaped cap with flattened top. The cap is stitched with black linear uneven chevron patterns. The bottom of the cap contains four symmetrically positioned flaps. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.163
A dome-shaped cap with alternating patterns of straight and wavy linear designs. Between the wavy linear designs are spaces allowing one to see through the cap. The bottom of the cap contains four symettrically positioned flaps. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
19th century
Museum purchase
1985/2.71
This carved, dark wooden drinking vessel features a standing female figure, whose disproportionately large head is nearly one-half of the entire piece’s height. The object displays the influence of foreign styles: the body reflects a Leele aesthetic while the scarifications are reminiscent of the Kuba. The facial features, however, are distinctly Wongo.<br />
The woman stands attentively with her palms resting on her upper thighs. Her coiffure consists of an intricate diamond-shape pattern carved in relief; diamond-shape motifs appear again as scarifications across the temples and throughout the torso, from the upper chest to the pelvis. Her facial traits include prominent cheekbones; a slightly arched eyebrow ridge that meets in the middle; and, a long, fine nose. The interior of the cup is smooth and polished. A piece of string has been loosely tied around the figure’s left leg.
Wongo (Wongo)
Palm Wine Cup
1915 – 1925
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.211

African (African (general, continental cultures))
Shallow Basket
1900 – 1932
Gift of Pat Edgecomb
1987/2.58

African (African (general, continental cultures))
Shallow Basket
1900 – 1932
Gift of Pat Edgecomb
1987/2.56

Kran
Secret Society Mask
1935 – 1945
Gift of Avery Z. Eliscu
1984/1.272

African (African (general, continental cultures))
Shallow Basket
1900 – 1932
Gift of Pat Edgecomb.
1987/2.55
A small rectangular box with a button shaped lump on the center of the lid. A piece of fiber attaches the lid to the box. Geometric patterns cover the entire box. The inside of the box is entirely red from remnants of the tukula powder. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Box
1885 – 1895
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1984/2.24
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