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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
September 21, 2011–January 29, 2012
Selected Artworks (1-40 of 155 Results)
Nikare, his wife, and their daughter
Date: ca. 2420–2389 B.C. or later
Medium: Limestone, paint
Portrait of Octavian
Date: 5–15 C.E.
Medium: Marble
Portrait head of a matron in the style of Livia
Date: ca. 40–20 B.C.
Medium: Marble
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
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
Memorial head (Ntiri)
Date: 17th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: 17th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head of Afukwa
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head of Nana Attabra
Date: 18th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head (lid from a clan vessel)
Date: Possibly 19th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial Head
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: 1995.64.21
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: 17th century
Medium: Terracotta
Clan vessel
Date: 20th century, before 1962
Medium: Terracotta
Clan vessel lid
Date: 19th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial figure of a priest
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial figure possibly representing a chief
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial Figure of a Hornblower (Mma)
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: 1978.412.394
Memorial figure of a woman
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: 17th–19th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial head
Date: 17th–19th century
Medium: Terracotta
Memorial Head (Nsodie)
Date: 17th–mid-18th century
Medium: Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments
Accession Number: 1978.412.563
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Medium: Terracotta
Commemorative figure of a priestess
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, pigments
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative thrones of Chief Tufoyn and Queen Mother Naya
Yu, Fon of Kom
(1830–1912)
Date: Mid-19th century
Medium: Wood, copper
Commemorative throne of Queen Mother Nindum (?)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, beads, string, leather, human hair, metal, pigment
Nikare, his wife, and their daughter
Date: ca. 2420–2389 B.C. or later
Portrait of Octavian
Date: 5–15 C.E.
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
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
Memorial head (Ntiri)
Date: 17th century
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Memorial head
Date: 17th century
Memorial head
Date: 18th century
Memorial head of Afukwa
Date: 18th century
Memorial head
Date: 19th–20th century
Memorial Head
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: 1995.64.21
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Memorial head
Date: 17th century
Clan vessel
Date: 20th century, before 1962
Clan vessel lid
Date: 19th century
Memorial figure of a priest
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Memorial Figure of a Hornblower (Mma)
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.394
Memorial figure of a woman
Date: 18th–early 20th century
Memorial head
Date: 17th–19th century
Memorial head
Date: 17th–19th century
Memorial Head (Nsodie)
Date: 17th–mid-18th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.563
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Commemorative thrones of Chief Tufoyn and Queen Mother Naya
Yu, Fon of Kom
(1830–1912)
Date: Mid-19th century
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