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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
September 21, 2011–January 29, 2012
Selected Artworks (51-100 of 155 Results)
Laikom Court, detail of carved pillars flanking the entrance
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
Medium: Epson print from 35mm black-and-white negative
Laikom Court, detail of an interior pillar in the form of a retainer, attributed to Yu, celebrated fon and sculptor (1865–1912)
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: 1937
Medium: Epson print from 35mm black and white negative
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, natural fibers
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, human hair, fibers, dried nuts
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, human hair
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: Before 1914
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative couple
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, brass, human hair, glass beads
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, brass, human hair
Commemorative figure of a chief playing a sanza (thumb piano)
Date: 19th-20th century
Medium: Wood, kaolin
Commemorative female figure
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, brass, human hair, red clay, seed, fine beads
Commemorative female figure
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, human hair, red clay
Pwo mask
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, leather, metal
Pwo mask
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fiber, metal, clay
Pwo mask
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, fiber, pigment
Pwo mask
Date: ca. 1820
Medium: Wood, fiber, metal
Pwo mask
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, fiber, pigments, metal, plastic, animal and plant material
Pwo mask
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fibers, metal, red and white clay
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, raffia
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fibers
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fibers, fur
Commemorative figure
Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Wood, fibers
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fiber
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta, with residue of red pigment and traces of mica
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
House of the Head Shrine (Ile Ori)
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Shell, cotton, leather
Accession Number: 1978.412.459a-c
Ndop figure: Mikó miMbúl or Mbop Mábíínc máMbúl
Date: ca. 1905
Medium: Wood, metal
Laikom Court, detail of carved pillars flanking the entrance
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th–20th century
Commemorative couple
Date: 19th century
Pwo mask
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Pwo mask
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Pwo mask
Date: 19th century
Pwo mask
Date: ca. 1820
Pwo mask
Date: 19th century
Pwo mask
Date: Early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870)
Date: 19th century
Commemorative figure
Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870)
Date: 19th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–20th century
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
House of the Head Shrine (Ile Ori)
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.459a-c
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