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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures
September 21, 2011–January 29, 2012
Selected Artworks (31-60 of 155 Results)
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
Commemorative throne of Chief Nkwain
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, beads, copper sheet, raffia, human hair
Commemorative figure of a chief
Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, ca. 1840–1910)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure of a chief
Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, ca. 1840–1910)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
Commemorative figure of a chief
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood
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
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
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
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
View of Laikom
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
Medium: Epson print from 35mm black-and-white negative
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
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
Commemorative figure of a chief
Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, ca. 1840–1910)
Date: 19th century
Commemorative figure of a chief
Ateu Atsa (Bangwa, ca. 1840–1910)
Date: 19th century
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
Portrait of Fon Lo’o (r. 1954–66)
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: Before 1966
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
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
View of Laikom
Paul Gebauer
(American (born Germany), 1900–1977)
Date: October 1940
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
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