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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
September 21, 2011–January 29, 2012
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
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-26
Memorial head
Date: 17th–19th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-28
Memorial head
Date: 17th–19th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-29
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
Accession Number: TR.380.2010
Commemorative figure of a priestess
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, pigments
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-02
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-08
Commemorative thrones of Chief Tufoyn and Queen Mother Naya
Yu, Fon of Kom
(1830–1912)
Date: Mid-19th century
Medium: Wood, copper
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-03a, b
Commemorative throne of Queen Mother Nindum (?)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, beads, string, leather, human hair, metal, pigment
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-06
Commemorative throne of Chief Nkwain
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, beads, copper sheet, raffia, human hair
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-04
Commemorative figure of a chief
Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, ca. 1840–1910)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-05
Commemorative figure of a chief
Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, ca. 1840–1910)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-12
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-09
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-13
Fon Ndi (r. 1926–54) and attendant at ntul, Laikom’s landmark identified with its founding
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: Before 1954
Medium: Epson print from 35mm color slide
Accession Number: Gebauer 1
Portrait of Fon Lo’o (r. 1954–66)
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: Before 1966
Medium: Epson print from 35mm color slide
Accession Number: Gebauer2
Portrait of Fon Nsom (r. 1966–75) holding a prestige pipe in brass and ivory
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: 1966–70
Medium: Epson print from 35mm color slide
Accession Number: Gebauer3
Fon Ndi (r. 1926–54) at the sacred basalt stone platform overlooking the Kom hills
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
Medium: Epson print from 35mm black-and-white negative
Accession Number: Gebauer4
View of Laikom
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
Medium: Epson print from 35mm black-and-white negative
Accession Number: Gebauer5
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
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
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-26
Memorial head
Date: 17th–19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-28
Memorial head
Date: 17th–19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Akan-29
Memorial Head (Nsodie)
Date: 17th–mid-18th century
Accession Number: 1978.412.563
Memorial head
Date: ca. 1800
Accession Number: TR.380.2010
Commemorative figure of a priestess
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-02
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-08
Commemorative thrones of Chief Tufoyn and Queen Mother Naya
Yu, Fon of Kom
(1830–1912)
Date: Mid-19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-03a, b
Commemorative throne of Queen Mother Nindum (?)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-06
Commemorative throne of Chief Nkwain
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-04
Commemorative figure of a chief
Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, ca. 1840–1910)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-05
Commemorative figure of a chief
Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, ca. 1840–1910)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-12
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-09
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: Portrait-Bangwa-13
Fon Ndi (r. 1926–54) and attendant at ntul, Laikom’s landmark identified with its founding
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: Before 1954
Accession Number: Gebauer 1
Portrait of Fon Lo’o (r. 1954–66)
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: Before 1966
Accession Number: Gebauer2
Portrait of Fon Nsom (r. 1966–75) holding a prestige pipe in brass and ivory
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: 1966–70
Accession Number: Gebauer3
Fon Ndi (r. 1926–54) at the sacred basalt stone platform overlooking the Kom hills
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
Accession Number: Gebauer4
View of Laikom
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
Accession Number: Gebauer5
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
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