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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
September 21, 2011–January 29, 2012
Nikare, his wife, and their daughter
Date: ca. 2420–2389 B.C. or later
Medium: Limestone, paint
Accession Number: Intro-01
Top of a funerary relief with portrait busts of a young man and an elderly woman
Date: ca. 138–41 CE
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: Intro-02
Portrait of Octavian
Date: 5–15 C.E.
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: Intro-03
Portrait head of a matron in the style of Livia
Date: ca. 40–20 B.C.
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: Intro-04
Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba
Date: 16th century
Medium: Ivory, iron, copper (?)
Accession Number: 1978.412.323
Head of an Oba
Date: 16th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 1979.206.86
Head of an oba
Date: 17th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: Intro-06
Rattle Staff: Oba Akenzua I Standing on an Elephant (Ukhurhe)
Date: 1725–50
Medium: Bronze, copper, iron
Accession Number: 1974.5
Figure: Oba with Sacrificial Animals from the Ezomo's Altar of the Hand
Date: 18th–19th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 1991.17.113
Altar to the Hand of Ezomo Ehenua (Ikegobo)
Date: 18th–19th century
Medium: Brass
Accession Number: 1996.11
Memorial Head (Ntiri)
Date: 17th century (?)
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: 1978.412.352
Memorial Head (Ntiri)
Date: 17th century (?)
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: 1978.412.353
Memorial head
Date: Possibly 17th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-21
Memorial head (Ntiri)
Date: 17th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-02
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-07
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-01
Memorial head
Date: 17th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-03
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-04
Memorial head of Afukwa
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-05
Memorial head of Nana Attabra
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-06
Memorial head
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-09
Memorial head (lid from a clan vessel)
Date: Possibly 19th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-16
Memorial Head
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: 1995.64.21
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: TR.415.1.2010
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: TR.415.2.2010
Memorial head
Date: 17th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-14
Clan vessel
Date: 20th century, before 1962
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-22
Clan vessel lid
Date: 19th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-15
Memorial figure of a priest
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-17
Memorial figure possibly representing a chief
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-20
Nikare, his wife, and their daughter
Date: ca. 2420–2389 B.C. or later
Accession Number: Intro-01
Portrait of Octavian
Date: 5–15 C.E.
Accession Number: Intro-03
Portrait head of a matron in the style of Livia
Date: ca. 40–20 B.C.
Accession Number: Intro-04
Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.323
Head of an Oba
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 1979.206.86
Head of an oba
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: Intro-06
Figure: Oba with Sacrificial Animals from the Ezomo's Altar of the Hand
Date: 18th–19th century
Accession Number: 1991.17.113
Altar to the Hand of Ezomo Ehenua (Ikegobo)
Date: 18th–19th century
Accession Number: 1996.11
Memorial Head (Ntiri)
Date: 17th century (?)
Accession Number: 1978.412.352
Memorial Head (Ntiri)
Date: 17th century (?)
Accession Number: 1978.412.353
Memorial head
Date: Possibly 17th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-21
Memorial head (Ntiri)
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-02
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-07
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-01
Memorial head
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-03
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-04
Memorial head of Afukwa
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-05
Memorial head of Nana Attabra
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-06
Memorial head
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-09
Memorial head (lid from a clan vessel)
Date: Possibly 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-16
Memorial Head
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: 1995.64.21
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Accession Number: TR.415.1.2010
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Accession Number: TR.415.2.2010
Memorial head
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-14
Clan vessel
Date: 20th century, before 1962
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-22
Clan vessel lid
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-15
Memorial figure of a priest
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-17
Memorial figure possibly representing a chief
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-20
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