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Marquesan artist

Putona (trumpet), about 1800

  • Triton shell, human hair, human bone
  • Marquesas Islands
  • H: 5 in, W: 21 1/2 in, D: 11 1/2 in (H: 12.7 cm, W: 54.6 cm, D: 29.2 cm)
  • Gift of Captain William Putnam Richardson, before 1821
  • E4996
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Samoan artist

Comb, before 1865

  • Coconut leaf, coconut fiber
  • SAMOA
  • L: 9 5/8 in, W: 2 1/4 in, D: 3/8 in (L: 24.4 cm, W: 5.7 cm, D: 1.0 cm)
  • Gift of J.B Williams, 1865
  • E5151
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African artist

Mask, 19th century

  • Fabric, raffia, leopard fur, cowry shell
  • Kuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Africa
  • H: 18 7/8 in (H: 47.9 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1910
  • E14376
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Ijaw artist

Mask, 19th century

  • Wood, feather, stain
  • Nigeria, West Africa
  • H: 21 1/4 in (H: 54.0 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1910
  • E14379
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African artist

Pot, 19th century

  • Gourd
  • Zululand (historic) or Zambezi, Africa
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1910
  • E14392
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African artist

Pot, 20th century

  • Clay
  • Zululand (historic), Africa
  • Gift of Bernard Pucker & Suzanne Pucker in honor of Dr. John Noble, 2001
  • E301714
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African artist

Pot, 20th century

  • Clay
  • Zululand (historic), South Africa
  • Museum purchase, 2001
  • E301844
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Charles Sekano (Kenyan)

West African Outlook, about 2000

  • Oil pastel on paper
  • Kenya, Africa
  • H: 18 1/2 in, W: 24 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase, 2002
  • E301988
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Viye Diba (Senegal, birth 1954)

Vertical Light, late 20th century

  • Acrylic and cloth on wood
  • Dakar, Republic of Senegal, Africa
  • H: 31 in, W: 43 in (H: 78.7 cm, W: 109.2 cm)
  • Museum purchase, 2002
  • E301989
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African artist

Basket, about 1800

  • Plant fiber
  • Sierra Leone, Africa
  • H: 9 1/2 in, W: 13 1/2 in, D: 11 in (H: 24.1 cm, W: 34.3 cm, D: 27.9 cm)
  • Gift of Captain W.T. Julio, date unknown
  • E4011
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