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Ceremonial Implement

Implement, Ceremonial

Works of Art (118)

Altar Set, Shang and Western Zhou dynasties, late 11th century B.C., China, Bronze (24.72.1–14)
Barkcloth Panel (Masi Kesa), mid- to late 19th century, Fiji, Barkcloth, pigment (1990.333.9)
Beakers, ca. 1683 and 1711, Attributed to Jurian Blanck Jr. (American); Benjamin Wynkoop (American), New York City, Silver (33.120.621–.622)
Bird (Sejen), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1978.412.382)
Bird Figure, date unknown, Mount Hagen region, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Stone (1996.373.2)
Case (étui) with an amorous inscription, 1450–1500, Italy, Leather (cuir bouilli) over a wooden core, red cord (50.53.1)
Ceremonial arrowheads, 1437–39
Bohemian, possibly Prague, Steel, engraved and inlaid with copper alloy, (66.199; 1984.17; 1988.170)
Ceremonial Banner (Palepai Maju), probably 18th century, South central Lampung region, Sumatra, Indonesia, Rattan, ceramic and glass beads, cloth, nassa shells (1990.335.28)
Ceremonial Board (Malu), 19th century, Sawos people, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.713)
Ceremonial container, mid-20th century, Indonesia (Papua Province), Asmat people, Wood, paint, fiber, cassowary quills, seeds, feathers (2009.502.1)
Ceremonial Handle (?), 9th–13th century, Mexico; Maya-Toltec (?), Jade (jadeite/omphacite) (1979.206.1132)
Ceremonial Metate, 10th–11th century, Costa Rica; Atlantic Watershed, Stone (1978.412.94)
Ceremonial Metate, 10th–11th century, Honduras, Stone (1979.206.887)
Ceremonial Metate, 4th–8th century, Costa Rica; Guanacaste, Stone (1979.206.429)
Ceremonial Sword (Udamalore), 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Owo subgroup, Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay (1991.17.122)
Ceremonial textile (sarita), 19th–early 20th century, Indonesia (Sulawesi Island), Toraja people, Cotton (2009.501.6)
Ceremonial Textile (Tampan), 19th century, Piya, Wai Ratai, Lampung Bay, Lampung region, Sumatra, Indonesia, Cotton (1990.335.22)
Ceremonial Textile (Ulos Ragidup), late 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Cotton (1988.104.25)
Chair, 19th–20th century, Chokwe peoples; Angola, Wood, brass, tacks, leather (1978.412.619)
Clog-shaped tea bowl with design of plum blossoms and geometric patterns, Momoyama period, early 17th century, Japan, Stoneware with iron-black glaze (Mino ware, black Oribe type) (2002.447.28)
Club (Porowa Ra Maru), 19th century, Kanak peoples, New Caledonia, Wood (2000.160.9)
Congressional presentation sword of Major General John E. Wool, 1854–55, United States, possibly Baltimore, Steel, gold, gilded brass, diamonds, rubies, wood, silver, textile (2009.8a–c)
Container for Holy Oils, carved 500–700, Northeastern France, Bone decorated with engraving and pigment (65.68.2)
Container for Magical Substances (Naga Morsarang), 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Water buffalo horn, wood (1987.453.1)
Container for Magical Substances (Perminangken [?]), 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Wood, Chinese trade ceramic (1988.124.2a,b)
Curtained screen (kicho) and utensils for the incense ceremony, Edo period, 19th century, Kubo Shunman (Japanese), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2003)
Cylindrical stand or crown, early 4th millennium B.C.; Chalcolithic period, Levant, Nahal Mishmar, Copper alloy (L.1994.74.9)
Daimyô wedding set with pine, bamboo, and cherry blossom decoration, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Sprinkled gold, lacquer (10.7.1–.31)
Dance Paddle (Rapa), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood (1978.412.1571)
Daoist Dignitary Robe, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century, China, Satin, metallic thread (30.75.3)
Dish in the shape of Mount Fuji with a design of horses and deer, Ming dynasty, ca. 1620–30, China, Porcelain with underglaze blue over white slip (Jingdezhen ware (2010.206)
Dish with a handle (tebachi) in the shape of a double fan, Momoyama period, late 16th–early 17th century, Japanese, Stoneware with overglaze enamels (Mino ware, Oribe type) (1975.268.443)
Dish with design of grasses, Momoyama period, late 16th–early 17th century, Japan, Stoneware with decoration incised through iron-rich clay slip (Mino ware, gray Shino type) (1975.268.436)
Drum, mid-20th century, Carved by Omas, New Guinea, Papua Province, Asmat people, Pomatsj River, Sauwa village, Wood, lizard skin, paint, fiber (1978.412.962)
Ear Ornament or Pendant (Mamuli), 19th century, Kanatangu district, eastern Sumba Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Gold (1990.335.4)
Eharo Mask, early 20th century, Elema people, Orokolo village, eastern Papuan Gulf region, Papua New Guinea, Barkcloth, cane, paint (1978.412.725)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1978.412.365)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1979.206.216)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, horns, raffia fiber, cotton cloth, feather, metal, sacrificial material (1978.412.489)
Female Figure (Tetepeku), 19th or early 20th century, Abelam people, Prince Alexander Mountains, Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.819)
Figure (Yipwon), 19th century or earlier, Yimam people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.854)
Figurine, 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire or Burkina Faso; Senufo or Tussian, Copper alloy (1979.206.41)
Finger ring of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Egyptian; from Middle Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten), inc. el-Hagg Qandil, Town, Petrie 1891–92, Gold (26.7.767)
Finial from a Ritual Staff (Tungkot Malehat), 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Copper alloy, resin (1988.143.141)
The Fish and the Fireworks, 1719, Claude Gillot (French), Etching (34.15)
Fly Whisk (Tahiri [?]), early to mid-19th century, Probably Rurutu or Tupua'i, Austral Islands, French Polynesia, Wood, fiber, human hair (1979.206.1487)
Flying-Panel Metate, 1st–5th century, Costa Rica; Atlantic Watershed, Stone (1986.200)
Funerary Carving (Malagan), late 19th–early 20th century, Northern New Ireland, Wood, paint, shell opercula (1978.412.712)
Funerary Carving (Malagan), late 19th–early 20th century, Northern New Ireland, Wood, paint, shell opercula (1979.206.1474)
Gold Disk from a Spool, 900–600 B.C.; Late Bronze Age, Irish, Gold (47.100.14)
Handle for a Fly Whisk (Tahiri), 18th century or earlier, Maohi (Tahitian) people, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Whale ivory, fiber (1978.412.875)
Head for Yam Ceremony (Yena), 19th–early 20th century, Yasyin-Mayo people, Yau village, Washkuk Hills, Upper Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.1699)
Headdress (Kapurei [?]), late 19th–early 20th century, Sulka people, New Britain, Wood, paint (1981.331.1)
Headdress, 19th–20th century, Baga peoples; Guinea, Wood (1979.206.17)
Helmet Mask (Kponyugo), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1979.206.71)
Helmet Mask (Temes Mbalmbal), early to mid-20th century, Southwest Malakula Island, Vanuatu, Wood, vegetable fiber, pig's tusks, glass, metal, paint (1979.206.1697)
Hippopotamus tusk with circular perforations, early 4th millennium B.C.; Chalcolithic period, Levant, Nahal Mishmar, Ivory (hippopotamus) (L.1994.74.14)
Incense box (jinbako), Edo period, ca. 1830, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer; on pear-skin (nashiji) background pine, bamboo, and cherry blossoms, and the Shimazu and Matsudaira family crests (10.7.15)
Incense box (kobako) in the shape of a Mandarin Duck, Meiji period, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer (29.100.717)
Incense box (kobako), Meiji period, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer (14.40.824a–h)
Incense box (kogo) in the form of a plum flower, Edo period, mid-19th century, Japan, Hizen Province, Kutani kilns, Porcelain with polychrome overglaze decoration (91.1.211)
Incense burner (koro) with a reticulated cover, Edo period, mid-18th century, Japan, Hizen Province (Hirado ware), White porcelain with blue underglaze decoration of maple leaves (93.3.11a,b)
Incense burner (koro) with reticulated cover, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Satsuma Province, Earthenware, Satsuma ware with clear crackled glaze (19.14.2a–c)
Incense burner (koro), Edo period (1615–1868), mid-17th century, Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese), Japan, Kyoto, Kyoto ware, Light fawn clay covered with crackled glaze and gold application; "flowers of the four season"; decoration depicted in polychrome overglaze and gold pain (29.100.668)
Janus Helmet Mask (Wanyugo), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1978.412.311)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, bird skull, porcupine quills, horns, cotton, sacrificial materials (1979.206.150)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, bird skull, porcupine quills, horns, nails, cotton, sacrificial material (1979.206.124)
Kòmò Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun), 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, encrustation, quills, tusks, bird skull (1978.412.426)
Kònò Helmet Mask, 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, sacrificial materials (1978.412.362)
Kònò Helmet Mask, 19th–mid-20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, sacrificial patina (1978.412.361)
Ladle, 20th century (before 1960), Zlan of Belewale, Dan peoples; Liberia or Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment (1979.206.254)
Male and Female Poro Altar Figures (Ndebele), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1979.206.193, 4)
Male Figure (Moai Tangata), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood, obsidian, bone (1984.526)
Male Poro Figure (Pombia), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Tyebara, Wood (1978.412.315)
Man's Sash (Tor), late 19th–early 20th century, Pohnpei, Caroline Islands, Banana fiber, trade yarn (1982.351)
Mask (Buk, Krar, or Kara), mid- to late 19th century, Torres Strait Islander people, Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait, Australia, Turtle shell, wood, fiber, feathers, shell (1978.412.1510)
Mask (Dagak), mid- to late 19th century, Kanak peoples, northern Grande Terre Island, New Caledonia, Wood (1983.17)
Mask, 19th century, Probably Romkun, Breri, or Igana peoples, Ramu or Guam River, Lower Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.7)
Mask, 19th–early 20th century, Probably Timor-Leste (East Timor), Wood, fiber, traces of paint, lime, and hair (2000.444)
Mask, late 19th–early 20th century, Probably Nissan Island, northern Solomon Islands, Barkcloth, wood, bamboo, paint (1978.412.1518)
Paddle (Hose), late 19th–early 20th century, Buka or northern Bougainville Island, northern Solomon Islands, Wood, paint (1978.412.1491)
Pair of incense boxes (kogo) in the shape of dog-charms (inuhariko), Edo period, ca. mid-19th century, Japan, Minpei kilns, Porcelain with creamy glaze, polychrome and gold overglaze decoration (23.225.6a,b)
Pestle Finial in the Form of a Bird, date unknown, Mount Hagen region, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Stone (1996.373.1)
Poro Headdress (Kworo), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, cloth, cane, mud (1978.412.457)
Power Object (Boli), 19th–20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, sacrificial materials (patina) (1979.206.175)
Processional Cross, 12th–13th century, Ethiopia, Lasta region, Tigrinya peoples, Bronze (2008.502)
Processional Cross, 13th–14th century, Ethiopia, Amhara or Tigrinya peoples, Bronze (2011.159)
Processional Cross, 15th century, Ethiopia; Amharic peoples, Copper (2008.22)
Puppet Head (Si Gale-gale), late 19th–early 20th century, Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia, Wood, brass, lead alloy, water buffalo horn, pigment (1987.453.6)
Rattle Staff (Ukhurhe) of Oba Akenzua I, 1725–50, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Bronze, copper, iron (1974.5)
Ritual Board (Wenena Gerua), ca. 1950, Siane people, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint, feathers, fiber (1978.412.741)
Ritual object (bi), Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, ca. 2700–2500 B.C., Jiangsu or Zhejiang Province, China, Nephrite (1986.112)
Shepherd's crook, ca. 2000–1900 B.C.; Early Cypriot III, Cypriot; Said to be from Kourion, Copper-based metal (74.51.5570)
Six-lobed incense burner (akoda koro), first half of Edo period, Japan, Black lacquer with decorations in ground gold, pear-skin sprinkling, line drawing, omitted line drawing, and needle drawing; metal rim and lattice work metal cover (12.134.29)
Staff (Uzime or Uboko), 19th–20th century, South Africa; Zulu or Nguni peoples, Wood, brass, iron wire (1982.485.15)
Staff: Seated Male Figure, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon or Bozo, Copper alloy (cast) (1975.306)
Standard, early 4th millennium B.C.; Chalcolithic period, Levant, Nahal Mishmar, Copper alloy (L.1994.74.6)
Stick God (Akua Ka'ai), 18th–early 19th century, Hawai'i, Wood (1979.206.1625)
Sword blade (katana), Edo period (1615–1868), dated June 1622, Kanewaka, also known as Takahira (Japanese), Steel (2007.478.2a, b)
Tea bowl, ca. 1575, Tanaka Chôjirô (?), (Japanese), Japan, Rough clay covered with a dull black glaze; three spur marks of iron supports (Raku ware) (17.118.74)
Tea caddy (seitaka), Edo period, Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese), Stoneware with red, brown, and black glazes (36.120.559a–f)
Three Serpents (Tunjos), 10th–16th century, Colombia; Muisca, Gold (1979.206.740) (1992.92.1,.2)
Three Winged Pendants, 10th–16th century, Colombia; Tairona, Stone (1994.35.606,.609,.624)
Turtle Amulet (Yawiige), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire or Burkina Faso; Senufo or Tussian, Copper alloy (1978.412.498)
Twin Figurine, 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire or Burkina Faso; Senufo or Tussian, Brass (1978.412.496)
Twin Figurine, 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire or Burkina Faso; Senufo or Tussian, Brass (1978.412.497)
Two Flat Stamps, 1st–7th century, Costa Rica; Atlantic Watershed, Ceramic (1979.206.1181,1183)
University Scepter, before 1478, Germany (possibly Rostock or Lübeck), Cast and raised silver and silver gilt on steel core (2011.358)
Water jar (mizusashi) with design of pine trees, Edo period, ca. 1720, Japan, Stoneware with underglaze iron-oxide and lacquer cover (Kenzan style) (29.100.614a,b)
Water jar (mizusashi), Heisei period (1989–present), Nakamura Takuo (Japanese), Stoneware inlaid with gold and silver; lid of lacquered wood (2001.735a,b)
Water pot, Edo period, ca. 1625, Japan, Bizen pottery; lacquer cover; called Daruma-shape (25.215.47a,b)
Weather Charm (Hos), late 19th–early 20th century, Yap (?), Caroline Islands, Wood, stingray spines, fiber, lime (2003.243)
Weight: Sword, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.7)

Weight: Fly Whisk, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.8)

Weight: Amulet, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan, Brass (1994.312.10)
Wine Dipper, 200–300, Roman; Made in Gaul, found in Leyris, southern France, Silver (47.100.29)
Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Lawo Butu or Lawo Ngaza), late 19th–early 20th century, Ngada people, Flores Island, Indonesia, Cotton, glass beads, chambered nautilus shell, nassa shells (2006.2)
Woman's Valuable (Tolúk), late 19th–early 20th century, Belauan people, Belau (Palau), Caroline Islands, Turtle shell (1978.412.756)
Zoomorphic Figure, date unknown, Mendi region, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Stone, pigment (1984.123.1)