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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
Wooden staff covered with multi-colored beadwork in repeating triangular patterns. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Beaded Staff
1901 – 1999
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.44
Wooden staff covered with beads, displaying a zig-zag pattern in blue, white, red, yellow, and pink along the shaft, with a metal point at the base. The finial (top of the staff) consists of an equestrian figure, mostly in green, wearing an elaborate red-and-yellow crown, holding a blue staff and riding a multicolored horse, which stands on a rectangular platform adorned with a fringe of beads.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Staff
1945 – 1955
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.45
This wooden staff has pieces of cloth wrapped on both extensions. One end depicts an abstract anthropomorphic face, while the other appears to function as a handle and is embellished with two strings of black and white beads and a loop of blue and white beads.
Kongo (Kongo (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.73
Carved human figure with a columnar torso and neck, and wide shoulders and hips. The limbs of the figure are straight. The head is small with a curved coiffure or headdress. There are small eyes and a mouth on the face. The neck and torso of the figure are wrapped with strings of beads, mostly white or light colored. Each wrist has a strip of leather wrapped around with a fringe hanging down the back. 
Northern Cameroon
Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.341
Standing female figure on a round base with hands at sides and prominent breasts. There are geometric patterns with lines and triangles on the abdomen as well as beads strung around the waist. Around the neck is another string of beads and the cheeks have incised marks, four on one cheek and two on the other. The hair is in a conical shape with horizontal grooves along the lower half. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.123
Columnar wooden figure decorated with beads. The figure has two small eyes and a mouth; the coiffure consists of a cluster of beads at the top of the head. There are small wire hoops on each side of the head. The neck is decorated with white seed beads while the torso is wrapped with red wire and blue beads. Strands of green and white beads form the limbs. The figure is attached to a large string of beads, possibly to wear the figure around a person's neck. 
Fertility Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.350
Carved wooden human figure with a columnar body and limbs. The body is decorated with strands of beads, primarily red, white, and purple. The neck and ankles have multiple strands of yellow beads while one wrist has a metal bracelet. The top of the figure is decorated with human hair. 
Northern Cameroon
Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.353
This standing female <em>nkisi mihasi</em>, or “benevolent” power figure, exhibits many of the typical traits associated with the Luba of the Upemba Basin, and more specifically, with the Kisale center of production. These features include a disproportionately elongated torso, terraced coiffure, diamond-shaped scarification patterns covering the abdomen and back, and, a crescent moon symbol on the pubis. In addition, this figure possesses a round head with almond-shaped eyes, an open mouth, flat and level shoulders, protruding breasts and bellybutton, and horizontal lines across its upper thighs. Multiple strands of white, dark blue, and light blue beads adorn the figure’s neck, upper chest, wrist, hips, and ankle. A cotton loincloth has been wrapped around the figure’s hips.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Power Figure
1885 – 1895
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.212
Standing human figure on a round base with hands at the sides. There is a metal loop around one ankle and a string of black beads around the neck. On each cheek are four horizontal marks topped by three vertical marks. The hair is in a conical shape with a raised central groove surrounded by diagonal lines on each side and coated with blue pigment. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
1940 – 1950
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1987/2.79
Wood-carved, standing figure with knees slightly flexed, prominent gentalia, naturalistic face, pointed beard and eyes inset with a white material, probably small ceramic fragments. The feet are missing. It wears a metal ring around its neck, and a string with metal fragments, glass beads and a small metal bell is attached across its chest, from arm to arm. A vertical crack on the front right side of the figure is filled with a gauzy material.
Beembe (Kongo)
Power figure
1865 – 1875
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.189
Standing female figure on a round base with hands at the sides. Around the waist and neck are strings of multi-colored beads. On each cheek of the face there are three incised marks and the pupils of the eyes are metal. The hair is in the shape of a rounded comb, with horizontal grooves coated in blue pigment. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.116
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