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Liberian artist

Knife and sheath, 19th century

  • Metal, leather, cotton
  • Liberia, West Africa
  • L: 20 x 13.5826778412 x 7.7559061050 x 13.9763784409 in, W: 4.20 cm
  • Donor unknown, 1904
  • E5940
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African artist

Pot, early-mid-19th century

  • Earthenware, ochre
  • Sotho-Tswana, South Africa
  • H: 9 7/8 in (H: 25.1 cm)
  • Museum purchase, 1979
  • E62934
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African artist

Powder horn, 19th century

  • Leather, pigment
  • West Coast, Africa
  • H: 13 15/16 in, dia.: 4 1/2 in (H: 35.4 cm, dia.: 11.4 cm)
  • Gift of the Misses Barker, 1904
  • E6578
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Madagascan carver

Baragumu (trumpet), before 1833

  • Antelope horn
  • Madagascar, Africa
  • H: 5 1/2 in, W: 37 1/2 in, D: 3 1/4 in (H: 14.0 cm, W: 95.2 cm, D: 8.3 cm)
  • Gift of Captain J. Emmerton, 1833
  • E6729
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Grebo artist

Mask, mid-19th century

  • Wood, ceramic, iron nails, pigment
  • Cape Palmas, Liberia, West Africa
  • H: 14 in (H: 35.6 cm)
  • Gift of George A. Perkins, about 1839
  • E6764
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Ethiopian artist

Diptych, 16th century

  • Tempera on wood
  • Ethiopia, Africa
  • H: 7 9/16 in, D: 5/8 in (H: 19.2 cm, D: 1.6 cm)
  • E67881
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Ethiopian artist

Triptych, 17th century

  • Tempera on wood
  • Ethiopia, Africa
  • H: 13 3/4 in (H: 34.9 cm)
  • E67887
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Ethiopian artist

Folding parchment, 15th-16th century

  • Parchment, pigment, leather
  • Ethiopia, Africa
  • L: 25 in, H: 4 in, D: 3 1/2 in (L: 63.5 cm, H: 10.2 cm, D: 8.9 cm)
  • E67892
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Ethiopian artist

Processional cross, 19th century

  • Brass
  • Ethiopia, Africa
  • H: 14 9/16 in, W: 11 1/16 in (H: 37.0 cm, W: 28.1 cm)
  • E67933
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Somalian artist

Shield, early 19th century

  • Rhinoceros hide
  • Somalia, Africa
  • H: 6 in, dia.: 12 in (H: 15.2 cm, dia.: 30.5 cm)
  • Gift of Joshua Kinsman, 1834
  • E7017
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