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Brass from Africa and Egypt

Metalwork, Brass, Africa (including Egypt)

Works of Art (38)

Aegis Pendant, 15th–19th century, Nigeria; Benin, Udo (?), Brass (1979.206.301)
Altar Bell: Portuguese Face, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (cast) (1991.17.85)
Altar Ring, 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin (?), Brass (1991.17.134a, b)
Altar Tableau: Queen Mother and Attendants, 18th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.111)
Armband, 15th–19th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Ijebu subgroup, Brass (1979.206.302)
Basin of Sultan Qaytbay, Mamluk period (1250–1517), ca. 1468–96, Egypt or Syria, brass, inlaid with silver (91.1.565)
Bell: Horse Head, 19th–20th century, Nigeria; Lower Niger (?), Brass, iron (1991.17.140)
Box with lid, 15th century, Probably Egypt, Brass engraved and inlaid with silver and a black compound (23.67.5a)
Bracelets: Crocodile Heads, 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, gilt (1991.17.80, 81)
Brazier of Sultan al-Malik al-Muzaffar Shams al-Din Yusuf ibn 'Umar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), second half of 13th century, Egypt, Brass, cast, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.540)
Chair, 19th–20th century, Chokwe peoples; Angola, Wood, brass, tacks, leather (1978.412.619)
Container (Kuduo), 18th–19th century Ghana; Akan, Asante Brass, pigment (1981.431.14)
Container (Kuduo), 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Brass (1978.412.384a,b)
Crucifix, 16th century (?), Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass, wood (1999.295.8)
Crucifix, early 17th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass (1999.295.4)
Crucifix: Saint Anthony of Padua, 18th century, Angola/Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Brass (1999.295.14)
Geometric Weights, 18th–19th century, Ghana; Akan peoples, Brass (1994.312.3,4)
Head of a Queen Mother (Iyoba), 1750–1800, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1977.187.36)
Head of an Oba (King), 18th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.2)
Head of an Oba, 16th century (ca. 1550), Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1979.206.86)
Lidded Gourd Container, 16th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.66)
Oba with Animals, 18th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.113)

Altar to the Hand (Ikegobo) of Ezomo Ehenua, 18th–19th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples; court of Benin, Brass (1996.11)
Pectoral Ornament: Face, 15th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass, iron (1991.17.50)
Pectoral: Saint Anthony (Toni Malau), 18th century, Angola/Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Brass (1999.295.1)
Plaque: Warrior and Attendants, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, Court of Benin, Brass (1990.332)
Processional Cross, 14th–15th century, Ethiopia, Lasta region, Tigrinya peoples, Brass (1998.37)
Ring with Chameleon (Yawiige), 19th–20th century, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo, Brass (1986.478.29)
Staff (Uzime or Uboko), 19th–20th century, South Africa; Zulu or Nguni peoples, Wood, brass, iron wire (1982.485.15)
Staff: Female Half Torso, 19th–20th century, Angola; Ovimbundu, Wood, brass tacks (1978.412.572)
Staff: Saint Anthony (Toni Malau), 18th century, Angola/Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Brass, wood (1999.295.2)
Standing Male Official: Court Official, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Brass (1991.17.32)
Standing Warrior, 11th–17th century (1455–1640); Lower Niger Bronze Industry, Nigeria, Niger Valley between the confluence area and the delta, Brass (1977.173)
Tobacco Pipe, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Chokwe (?), Wood, brass, leather (1977.462.1)
Tray made for the Rasulid sultan al-Mu'ayyad Dawud ibn Yusuf, Rasulid period, early 14th century, Egypt, Cairo, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.605)
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)
Ud, 1977, Les fils de Gamil Georges, Cairo, Mahogany, spruce, beech, plastic, abalone, brass, other materials (1982.143.1)
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)