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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
September 21, 2011–January 29, 2012
Selected Artworks (101-155 of 155 Results)
Ndop figure: Kot áNce or Kot áMbúl
Date: 19th-early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Ndop figure: Mbó Pelyeeng áNce
Date: ca. 1765
Medium: Wood
Ndop figure: Shyáám áMbúl áNgoong
Date: ca. 1630
Medium: Wood
Ndop figure: Mbó Mbóósh, Mishé miShyááng máMbúl, or Kot áNce
Date: ca. 1760-1780
Medium: Wood (Crossopterix febrifuga), camwood powder
Figure of a leopard chief: Chibwabwa Ilunga
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood (Trichilia gilgiana), cowrie shells
Figure of a leopard chief
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Figure of a leopard chief
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood (Vitex madiensis), pigments, metal, plastic
Figure of a leopard chief: Ilunga Mukulu
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
A chief of the Lunda
Date: Early 20th century (postmarked February 15,1910)
Medium: Postcard
Demba-war, king of Cayor, and his two sons
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
King of Benin (Oba Ovonrramwen Nogbaisi, r. 1888–1914)
Date: ca. 1897
Medium: Postcard
King Daudi
Date: 1909
Medium: Postcard
Lawson, king of Anécho [Aného]
Date: 1933
Medium: Postcard
King of Oyo [Adeyemi I Alowolodu, r. 1876-1905]
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
The oba of Benin [Eweka II, r. 1914-33]
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
His Highness Boua Kouassi, king of the Anyi
Date: ca. 1910–15
Medium: Postcard
Chief Kétounou of Bonou Village
Date: Early 20th century (postmarked March 21, 1905)
Medium: Postcard
Béhanzin, former king of Dahomey [r. 1889-94]
Date: 1906
Medium: Postcard
Chief of royal blood
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
The king of Djoloff
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Mbo, king of Bali
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Bankoa, chief of the Bateke
Date: Early 20th century (postmarked June 26th, 1920)
Medium: Postcard
King of Sakete
Date: 1905
Medium: Postcard
Gara, chief of the Pande
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
His Highness Gi-Gia, king of Allada, and his advisers
Date: 1905
Medium: Postcard
Chief Missangha
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Bongélima notable
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Wife of the Chief
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
The Great Chief Okodongwe
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Silver gelatin print on postcard stock
Moata Vamoa, a chief of the Lunda
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Madam Hamonyah, chief of Kennema
Date: 1905–1907
Medium: Postcard
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II [r. 1931-70]
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Silver gelatin print on postcard stock
District chief
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Agnibilécro-Kangah, chief of the Anyi
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Chief of Dschang
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Chief Vonshatura of Dochaug [Dschang]
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Sultan of Bamum (Njoya, r. ca. 1885–1933)
Date: ca. 1910
Medium: Postcard
A large mmaso in the southern Anyi traditional area of Sanwi
Date: ca. 1900
Medium: Postcard
Kot Mábíínc (r. 1919–39)
Date: 1929–37
The king of Oyo crowned (Adeyemi I Alowolodu, r. 1876–1905)
Arthur F. Humphrey III
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Postcard
Great chief of Balé (King Fonyonga II of Bali-Nyonga, r. 1901–40)
Date: ca. 1935
Medium: Postcard, collotype
The queen Ranavalona III [b. 1861; r. 1883-1897, d. 1917]
Date: ca. 1906
Medium: Postcard, collotype
Type of Sakalava woman [Queen Binao of the Sakalava kingdom; r. 1895-1927]
Date: around 1904
Medium: Postcard, collotype
Chief Dombi (Ndombe) and his son
Date: ca. 1913
Medium: Postcard, collotype
Sakalava women [Queen Binao of the Sakalava kingdom, r. 1895-1927, and attendant]
Date: around 1904
Medium: Postcard, collotype
Nyakandaiy Julie Kapeku with a chiwimba, Zambia
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 2007
Medium: Lifochrome print
Accession Number: 2012.531.1
Chief Nosa Isekhure, the isekhure of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 1994
Medium: Lifochrome print
Accession Number: 2012.531.2
Oba Oladokun Oyewusi, the time of Ede, Osun State, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 1994
Medium: Lifochrome print
Accession Number: 2012.531.3
Priest of Oluorogbo, Ife, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 1989
Medium: Lifochrome print
Accession Number: 2012.531.4
Nana Saforo Okoampah, Koforidua, Ghana
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 2010
Medium: Lifochrome print
Accession Number: 2012.531.5
Okao Aiwerioghene, Benin City, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 1991
Medium: Lifochrome print
Accession Number: 2012.531.6
Ndop figure: Kot áNce or Kot áMbúl
Date: 19th-early 20th century
Figure of a leopard chief: Chibwabwa Ilunga
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Figure of a leopard chief
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Figure of a leopard chief
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Figure of a leopard chief: Ilunga Mukulu
Date: 19th–early 20th century
A chief of the Lunda
Date: Early 20th century (postmarked February 15,1910)
King Daudi
Date: 1909
Chief Kétounou of Bonou Village
Date: Early 20th century (postmarked March 21, 1905)
Chief of royal blood
Date: Early 20th century
The king of Djoloff
Date: Early 20th century
Mbo, king of Bali
Date: Early 20th century
Bankoa, chief of the Bateke
Date: Early 20th century (postmarked June 26th, 1920)
Gara, chief of the Pande
Date: Early 20th century
Chief Missangha
Date: Early 20th century
Bongélima notable
Date: Early 20th century
Wife of the Chief
Date: Early 20th century
The Great Chief Okodongwe
Date: Early 20th century
Moata Vamoa, a chief of the Lunda
Date: Early 20th century
District chief
Date: Early 20th century
Chief of Dschang
Date: Early 20th century
The king of Oyo crowned (Adeyemi I Alowolodu, r. 1876–1905)
Arthur F. Humphrey III
Date: Early 20th century
Nyakandaiy Julie Kapeku with a chiwimba, Zambia
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 2007
Accession Number: 2012.531.1
Chief Nosa Isekhure, the isekhure of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 1994
Accession Number: 2012.531.2
Oba Oladokun Oyewusi, the time of Ede, Osun State, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 1994
Accession Number: 2012.531.3
Priest of Oluorogbo, Ife, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 1989
Accession Number: 2012.531.4
Nana Saforo Okoampah, Koforidua, Ghana
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 2010
Accession Number: 2012.531.5
Okao Aiwerioghene, Benin City, Nigeria
Phyllis Galembo
(American, born 1952)
Date: 1991
Accession Number: 2012.531.6
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