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Sculpture in the Round in Wood

Wood, Sculpture in the Round

Works of Art (128)

Akuaba Figure, 19th–20th century, Akan peoples; Ghana, Wood, beads, string (1979.206.75)
Altar Angels, late 13th century, French, Oak with traces of polychromy (52.33.1,2)
Altar: Female Figures, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, clay coating, patina (1978.412.467)
Ancestor Figure (Ekpu), 18th–19th century, Nigeria, Calabar Province; Ibibio peoples, Oron group, Wood (2007.173)
Ancestor Figure (Korwar), late 19th–early 20th century, Cenderawasih Bay, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, glass beads (2001.674)
Ancestor Figure, 19th–20th century, Boyo peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, kaolin (1978.412.424)
Ancestral Couple (Ana Deo), 19th–early 20th century, Nage people, central Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Wood (2006.510)
Androgyn III, 1985, Magdalena Abakanowicz (Polish), Burlap, resin, wood, nails, string (1986.221a,b)
Bakers and Brewers from Meketre's model bakery, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Meketre, western Thebes, Plastered and painted wood (20.3.12)
Bis Pole, late 1950s, Asmat people, Omadesep village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint, fiber (1979.206.1611)
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa), Yuan dynasty, dated 1282, Probably Hebei Province, China, Wood (willow) with traces of pigment, single woodblock construction (34.15.1)
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara of the Lion's Roar or Simhanada Avalokiteshvara (Shi hou Guanyin Pusa), Ming dynasty, late 15th–16th century, China, Wood (poplar) with pigments, single woodblock construction (2000.270)
Bust of Alexander Menshikov (ca. 1670–1729), ca. 1703–4, Swiss, Austrian, or German artist (active Russia), Red pine (pinus sylvestris), wrought iron (1996.7)
Canoe Figurehead (Nguzu Nguzu, Musu Musu, or Toto Isu), late 19th–early 20th century, New Georgia (?), Solomon Islands, Wood, chambered nautilus shell, parinarium nut paste, paint (1976.351)
Caryatid Veranda Post, 20th century, Olowe of Ise (Yoruba), Yoruba peoples; Nigeria, Wood, pigment (1996.558)
Ceremonial Board (Malu), 19th century, Sawos people, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.713)
Club (Porowa Ra Maru), 19th century, Kanak peoples, New Caledonia, Wood (2000.160.9)
Crucifix, 1180–1230, Said to be from a monastery near Treviso, northern Italy, Wood with traces of paint (47.100.54)
Crucifix, 16th century (?), Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo peoples, Brass, wood (1999.295.8)
Crucifix, second half of 12th century, Spanish; From the convent of Santa Clara de Astudillo, Palencia, Cross: red pine, polychromy, textured gilt, and glass; Christ: white oak and polychromy (35.36a, b)
Dance Paddle (Rapa), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood (1978.412.1571)
Enthroned Virgin and Child, 1130–40, French; Made in Burgundy, Birch with paint (47.101.15)
Enthroned Virgin and Child, 1210–1220, Said to be from the priory of Oignies, Belgium, Oak with traces of paint (41.190.283)
Enthroned Virgin, late 12th century, Scandinavian, perhaps from Gotland, Poplar with remains of polychromy (17.190.716)
Female Figure (Tetepeku), 19th or early 20th century, Abelam people, Prince Alexander Mountains, Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.819)
Female Figure, 16th–early 19th century, Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.857)
Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Bamana peoples; Mali, Wood, metal (1978.412.347)
Figure (Grave Marker), 20th century, Kenya; Giryama people, Wood (1993.522)
Figure (Hampatong), 19th–early 20th century, Ngadju or Ot Danum people, Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, Wood (1988.124.3)
Figure (Uli), mid-19th–early 20th century, Mandak-Barak area, Lelet Plateau, Central New Ireland, Wood, paint, fiber, shell opercula (1977.455)
Figure (Yipwon), 19th century or earlier, Yimam people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.854)
Figure, 19th–20th century, Bangwa peoples; Cameroon, Wood, pigment, encrustation, fiber (1978.412.576)
Figure, late 19th century, Sudan; Bongo peoples, Wood (1973.264)
Figure: Mother and Child, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Kongo peoples, Yombe group, Wood, glass, metal, pigment (1979.206.29)
Figures with Xylophone, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, metal (1979.206.131)
Frame, ca. 1765, American, White pine (08.1a)
Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja), Heian period, 12th century, Japan, Joined-woodblock construction with traces of color and cut-gold (1975.268.163)
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)
Gable Figure (Dilukái), 19th–early 20th century, Belauan people, Belau (Palau), Caroline Islands, Wood, paint (1978.412.1558a–d)
Gable Ornament (P'naret), mid-20th century, Big Nambas people, Malakula Island, Vanuatu, Fern wood (1979.206.1584)
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 (Temes Mbalmbal), early to mid-20th century, Southwest Malakula Island, Vanuatu, Wood, vegetable fiber, pig's tusks, glass, metal, paint (1979.206.1697)
House Post Figure, 19th century, Kambot (Tin Dama) people, Keram River, Lower Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint, fiber (1978.412.823)
Housepost, late 19th–early 20th century, Auguena village, Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands, Wood (1986.486)
Image (To'o) Representing the God 'Oro, 18th century, Maohi (Tahitian) people, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Wood, coconut husk fiber, traces of feathers (1979.206.1481)
Janus-Faced Headdress, 19th–20th century, Boki peoples; Nigeria, Wood, cotton, metal, cane, pigment (1987.284)
Knife Sheath, late 19th–early 20th century, Paiwan people, Taiwan, Wood, paint, metal, fiber (1990.307)
Ladle, 20th century (before 1960), Zlan of Belewale, Dan peoples; Liberia or Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment (1979.206.254)
Lucretia, 1500–1515, Conrad Meit (German), Flemish, Boxwood (17.190.582)
Male and Female Poro Altar Figures (Ndebele), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1979.206.193, 4)
Male Figure (Aripa), 16th–early 19th century, Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.1508)
Male Figure (Aripa), 16th–early 19th century, Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.1509)
Male Figure (Moai Tangata), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood, obsidian, bone (1984.526)
Male Figure (Tiki), 18th–early 19th century, Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia, Wood (1979.206.1466)
Male Figure, 16th–early 19th century, Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, Wood (1978.412.856)
Male Figure, early to mid-20th century, Asmat people, Munu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint, fiber, shell, cassowary quills (1979.206.1589)
Male Reliquary Figure, 19th century, Gabon or Democratic Republic of Congo; Ambete, Wood, pigment, metal, cowrie shells (2002.456.17)
Man's Grave Marker (Sunduk), early to mid-20th century, Bajau people, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines, Wood (1990.338a,b)
Maquette for Arbre Cubiste (Cubist Tree), 1925, Jan Martel (French); Joël Martel (French), Painted wood (1997.110)
Mask (Dagak), mid- to late 19th century, Kanak peoples, northern Grande Terre Island, New Caledonia, Wood (1983.17)
Mask, 19th–early 20th century, Probably Timor-Leste (East Timor), Wood, fiber, traces of paint, lime, and hair (2000.444)
Mater Dolorosa (Mourning Virgin), 18th century, Sino-Spanish, Wood with pigments, gilding, ivory, and silver (2002.133a,b)
Maternity Figure, 19th–20th century, Luluwa peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, metal ring (1979.206.282)
Maternity Figure, 19th–20th century, Senufo peoples; Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, oil patina (1981.397)
Memory Board (Lukasa), 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Wood (1977.467.3)
Miniature pagoda, early Nara period, ca. 767, Japan, Wood (1975.268.150ab)
Mirror Bearer, 6th century, Mexico or Guatemala; Maya, Wood, hematite (1979.206.1063)
Mirror Frame, 9th–12th century, Peru; Wari-Chimú, Wood (1995.428)
Mother and Child, 15th–20th century, Mali, Bougouni or Dioila area; Bamana peoples, Wood (1979.206.121)
Mukudj Mask, 19th–20th century, Punu peoples; Gabon, Wood, pigment, kaolin (2000.177)
Nativity Group with Angel, 18th century, Guatemalan, Wood, polychromed and gilded, with glass eyes and silver-gilt halos (64.164.168ab–.172)
Nativity Scene, 18th century, Ecuadoran, with Hispano-Philippine ivory inserts, Bodies of wood, polychromed and gilded; faces and shoulders, ivory touched up with polychromy (64.164.172–.174)
Neckrest: Female Figure, probably 19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba or Shankadi, Wood, beads (1981.399)
Pair of Diviner's Figures, 19th–20th century, Baule peoples; Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment, beads, iron (1978.412.390-.391)
Portrait sculpture of a Zen priest, Muromachi period, 14th–15th century, Japan, Lacquered wood (63.65)
Power Figure (Nkisi), 19th–20th century, Kongo peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, paint, nails, cloth, beads, shells, arrows, leather, nuts, twine (1979.206.127)
Power Object (Boli), 19th–20th century, Mali; Bamana, Wood, sacrificial materials (patina) (1979.206.175)
Processional Cross, 16th century (ca. 1500), Ethiopia, Tigray region; Amharic, Wood, tin (1999.103)
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)
Ram Mask (Bata), 19th–20th century, Kwele peoples; Republic of Congo or Gabon, Wood, paint (1979.206.8)
Reliquary Figure, 19th–20th century, Fang peoples; Gabon, Wood, metal, oil patina (1978.412.441)
Reliquary Head (Nlo Bieri), 19th–20th century, Gabon; Fang, Betsi group, Wood, metal, palm oil (1979.206.229)
Ritual Board (Wenena Gerua), ca. 1950, Siane people, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint, feathers, fiber (1978.412.741)
Ritual figure, 4th century B.C.–early Ptolemaic Period (380–246 B.C.), Egyptian, Wood, formerly clad in lead sheet (2003.154)
Ritual Figure, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reigns of Amenemhat II–Senwosret II, ca. 1919–1878 B.C., Egyptian; From Lisht, Painted wood (14.3.17)
Rods on Round Background, 1963, Pol Bury (Belgian), Wood and metal (1981.167)
Saint Anthony Abbot, ca. 1500, Attributed to Niclaus of Haguenau (German), German; Made in Strasbourg, Upper Rhine Valley, Walnut (1988.159)
Saint Barbara, ca. 1490, German, probably Strasbourg, Alsace (present-day France), Lindenwood and polychromy (55.166)
Saint John the Baptist, Juan Martínez Montañés (Spanish), Gilt and polychromed wood (63.40)
Scribes from Meketre's model granary, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Meketre, western Thebes, Plastered and painted wood (20.3.11)
Seated Bishop, ca. 1495, Tilman Riemenschneider (German), Lindenwood, black stain (1970.137.1)
Seated Chief (Mwanangara), before 1869, Angola; Chokwe, Wood, cloth, fiber, beads (1988.157)
Seated Couple, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon peoples, Wood, metal (1977.394.15)
Seated Figure, late 19th–early 20th century, Satawan Island, Caroline Islands, Wood, shell, traces of paint and resin (2003.8)
Seated Male Figure with Lance, 15th–20th century, Mali; Bamana peoples, Wood (1983.600a,b)
Seated Male Figure, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Wood, kaolin (1980.429)
Seated Male, 19th–20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Baule, Wood, beads (1978.412.425)
Self-Portrait Looking at The Last Supper, 1982–84, Marisol (Marisol Escobar) (American, born France), Painted and drawn wood, plywood, brownstone, plaster, aluminum(1986.430.1-129)
Shawabti box and shawabtis, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Painted wood; limestone and ink (86.1.14,.18,.21, 67.80, 86.1.28)
Shrine of the Virgin, ca. 1300, German; Made in Rhine valley, Oak, linen covering, paint, gilding, gesso (17.190.185)
Skull Hook (Agiba), 19th–early 20th century, Kerewa people, Pai'ia'a village, western Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint (1978.412.796)
Spirit Canoe (Wuramon), mid-20th century, Asmat people, Yamas village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint, fiber (1979.206.1558)
Staff: Female Half Torso, 19th–20th century, Angola; Ovimbundu, Wood, brass tacks (1978.412.572)
Standing Amoghapasa Lokeshvara, 14th–15th century, Nepal, Wood with traces of gesso and color (1982.247)
Standing Angel, 18th century, Ecuadoran (Quito), Wood, polychromed and gilded (64.164.234)
Standing Couple (Hazomanga?), 17th–late 18th century, Madagascar; Menabe, Sakalava peoples, Wood, pigment (2001.408)
Standing female attendant, Tang dynasty, late 7th–early 8th century, China, Wood with pigment (1997.442.7.2)
Standing Female Figure with Mortar and Pestle, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, iron (1979.541.12)
Standing Figure (Aloalo) with Superstructure, 20th century, Madagascar; Malagasy (Mahafaly) peoples, Wood (1998.317.1)
Standing Male and Female Figures, 18th–19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Tabwa, Wood, beads (1978.412.591,2)
Standing Male Figure, ?12th–?17th century, Western Sudan; (Dogon?), Wood (1985.422.2)
Standing Man, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon peoples, Wood, patina (1978.412.322)
Standing Virgin and Child, ca. 1470, Attributed to Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leiden (Northern Lowlands), Vienna, Boxwood (1996.14)
Statue of Kashyapa, Joseon dynasty, dated 1700, Korea, Wood with polychrome (42.25.8)
Statuette of the god Anubis as embalmer, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332–30 B.C., Egyptian, Wood with gesso and paint (38.5)
Statuette of Wah, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Wah, western Thebes, Plastered and painted wood (20.3.210)
Stick God (Akua Ka'ai), 18th–early 19th century, Hawai'i, Wood (1979.206.1625)
Stool, 19th century, The Buli Master, Luba peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo, Wood, metal studs (1979.290)
Three-Headed Standing Figure, 19th century, Republic of Congo (Congo River Basin region); Kuyu peoples, Wood, pigments (2006.447)
Venus Giving Arms to Aeneas, 1704, Jean Cornu (French), France (Paris), Terracotta and painted wood (32.100.158)
Virgin and Child in Majesty, 1150–1200, French; Made in Auvergne, Walnut with paint, tin relief on a lead white ground and linen (16.32.194a, b)
Visitation, ca. 1310, Attributed to Master Heinrich of Constance, German; Made in Constance, Walnut, paint, gilding, rock-crystal cabochons (17.190.724)
Votive offering, New Kingdom, second half of Dynasty 18, ca. 1400–1295 B.C., Egyptian, Wood with remains of black pigment (2006.16)
Weather Charm (Hos), late 19th–early 20th century, Yap (?), Caroline Islands, Wood, stingray spines, fiber, lime (2003.243)
Woman Fixing Her Hair, 1993, Elizabeth Catlett (Mexican, born United States, 1915-2012), Mahogany and opals (1993.217)