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Eastern Africa

Holdings include body adornment and utilitarian objects; religious items such as Coptic scrolls from Ethiopia and an Islamic prayer board from Uganda; and modern paintings, sculptures, and ceramics by artists such as Wangechi Mutu, Amir Nour, Ibrahim El-Salahi, and Magdalene Odundo.

Staff Ending with Finial in Figurative Form
Unknown Maker
Staff Ending with Finial in Figurative Form
late 19th-early 20th century
2003.3.35524
Staff Ending with Finial in Figurative Form
Unknown Maker
Staff Ending with Finial in Figurative Form
late 19th-early 20th century
2003.3.35524
Standing Male Figure
Shambaa people
Standing Male Figure
19th-early 20th century
2003.32.35527
Beaded Vest
Eastern Africa
Beaded Vest
mid-20th century
2004.46.35575
Dismuke
Amir Nour, Sudanese, born 1939
Dismuke
1972
2005.15
Body Plate / Mask (njorowe or ndimu)
Makonde people
Body Plate / Mask (njorowe or ndimu)
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.69
Medicine Container
Zaramo people
Medicine Container
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.70.2
Initiation Post
Unknown Maker
Initiation Post
late 19th-early 20th century
2006.13
Woman in Orange Cloth
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Woman in Orange Cloth
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
The Dream
Jak Katarikawe, Ugandan, born 1938 / 1940
The Dream
1970s
2007.14
Allegorie a la Banane
Hassan Musa, Sudanese, born 1951
Allegorie a la Banane
2001
2008.32
Tear Drop, from the Tear Drop Series
Magdalene Odundo, Kenyan, born 1950
Tear Drop, from the Tear Drop Series
1996
2008.74.1
Untitled
Ibrahim El-Salahi, Sudanese, born 1930
Untitled
1969
2015.8
Headdress
Bunyoro people
Headdress
late 19th-early 20th century
39.64.6805
Royal
Baganda people
Royal "Sowrd"
late 19th-early 20th century
39.64.6889
Bead Apron
Kikuyu people
Bead Apron
late 19th-early 20th century
39.64.6920
Ivory Anklet
Bukede
Ivory Anklet
late 19th-early 20th century
39.64.6937
Spear
Hadendowa people
Spear
possibly late 19th century
39.64.6978
Hippopotamus Hide Shield
Nuer people
Hippopotamus Hide Shield
19th century; collected 1946-1948
48.66.11043
Leather Shield
Shilluk people
Leather Shield
possibly 19th century; collected 1946-1948
48.66.11044
Horn Tip Spear
Nuer people
Horn Tip Spear
collected 1946-1948
48.66.11056
Spear
Shilluk people
Spear
collected 1946-1948
48.66.11061
Spear
Maasai (Masai) people
Spear
about 1920
53.30.12899
Untitled
Magdalene Odundo, Kenyan, born 1950
Untitled
2001
C.2003.50
Double Fuse (Panel 2 of 2)
Wangechi Mutu, Kenyan, born 1972
Double Fuse (Panel 2 of 2)
2003
MIS.2003.38.2
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