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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, before 1400 (?), Ethiopia, Lalibela, Brass (cast) (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)