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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
September 21, 2011–January 29, 2012
Selected Artworks (61-120 of 155 Results)
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
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
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
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
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