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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
September 21, 2011–January 29, 2012
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
Accession Number: Gebauer6
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
Accession Number: Gebauer7
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, natural fibers
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-01
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, human hair, fibers, dried nuts
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-02
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, human hair
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-03
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: Before 1914
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-15
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-04
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-25
Commemorative couple
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-05A,B
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, brass, human hair, glass beads
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-06
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, brass, human hair
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-07
Commemorative figure of a chief playing a sanza (thumb piano)
Date: 19th-20th century
Medium: Wood, kaolin
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-26
Commemorative female figure
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, brass, human hair, red clay, seed, fine beads
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-08
Commemorative female figure
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, human hair, red clay
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-09
Pwo mask
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, leather, metal
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-12
Pwo mask
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fiber, metal, clay
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-17
Pwo mask
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, fiber, pigment
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-18
Pwo mask
Date: ca. 1820
Medium: Wood, fiber, metal
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-19
Pwo mask
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, fiber, pigments, metal, plastic, animal and plant material
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-22
Pwo mask
Date: Early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fibers, metal, red and white clay
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-24
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: TR.424.2010
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: TR.469.2010
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-03
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-04
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, raffia
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-05
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-06
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-07
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-09
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-11
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-12
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fibers
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-25
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-26
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fibers, fur
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-29
Commemorative figure
Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-08
Commemorative figure
Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-30
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-32
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-34
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-36
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-37
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Wood, fibers
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-41
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–20th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-42
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Wood, fiber
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-43
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-03
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-04
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-07
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta, with residue of red pigment and traces of mica
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-10
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-14
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-16
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
Accession Number: Portrait-Kuba-01
Laikom Court, detail of carved pillars flanking the entrance
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
Accession Number: Gebauer6
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
Accession Number: Gebauer7
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-01
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-02
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-03
Commemorative figure of a chief as Cibinda Ilunga
Date: Before 1914
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-15
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-04
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-25
Commemorative couple
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-05A,B
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-06
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-07
Commemorative figure of a chief playing a sanza (thumb piano)
Date: 19th-20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-26
Commemorative female figure
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-08
Commemorative female figure
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-09
Pwo mask
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-12
Pwo mask
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-17
Pwo mask
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-18
Pwo mask
Date: ca. 1820
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-19
Pwo mask
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-22
Pwo mask
Date: Early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Chokwe-24
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: TR.424.2010
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: TR.469.2010
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-03
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-04
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-05
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-06
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-07
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-09
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-11
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-12
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-25
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-26
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-29
Commemorative figure
Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-08
Commemorative figure
Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-30
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-32
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-34
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-36
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-37
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-41
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-42
Commemorative figure
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Hemba-43
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-03
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-04
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-07
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-10
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-14
Head
Date: 12th–15th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Ife-16
House of the Head Shrine (Ile Ori)
Date: 19th–20th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.459a-c
Ndop figure: Mikó miMbúl or Mbop Mábíínc máMbúl
Date: ca. 1905
Accession Number: Portrait-Kuba-01
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