Central Africa

Objects include prime examples of ritual figures and masks from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Cameroon Grassfields, an impressive array of weapons, and contemporary photographs by Angèle Etoundi Essamba.

Piction collections thumbnails

Kuba people
Ikula Ceremonial Knife
19th-20th century
180.27.25946
Kuba people
Ikula Ceremonial Knife
19th-20th century
180.27.25946
Kuba people
Ikula Ceremonial Knife
19th-20th century
180.27.25946
Bamileke people
Elephant Mask
late 19th century
181.20.26275
Bamileke people
Elephant Mask
late 19th century
181.20.26275
Bamileke people
Elephant Mask
late 19th-early 20th century
181.20.26274
Bamileke people
Elephant Mask
late 19th century
181.20.26275
Bamileke people
Elephant Mask
late 19th century
181.20.26275
Bamileke people
Elephant Mask
late 19th century
181.20.26275
Bamileke people
Elephant Mask
late 19th century
181.20.26275
Unknown Maker
Mukudj Mask
late 19th-early 20th century
2004.17.35574
Unknown Maker
Mukudj Mask
late 19th-early 20th century
2004.17.35574
Unknown Maker
Mukudj Mask
late 19th-early 20th century
2004.17.35574
Unknown Maker
Mukudj Mask
late 19th-early 20th century
2004.17.35574
Unknown Maker
Mukudj Mask
late 19th-early 20th century
2004.17.35574
Unknown Maker
Mukudj Mask
late 19th-early 20th century
2004.17.35574
Unknown Maker
Mukudj Mask
late 19th-early 20th century
2004.17.35574
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Kuba people
Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
19th-20th century
2008.89
Fang people
Bird-headed Ceremonial Knife (musele)
collected about 1892
2013.75.1
Teke people
Executioner's Sword
19th century
39.64.6954
Teke people
Executioner's Sword
19th century
39.64.6954
Ngombe people
Shield
late 19th century
39.64.6960
Mangbetu people
Knife (trumgash)
19th-20th century
40.15.12620
Mangbetu people
Knife (trumgash)
19th-20th century
40.15.12620
Ngala people
Executioner's Sword
late 19th-early 20th century
40.15.12622
Ngala people
Executioner's Sword
late 19th-early 20th century
40.15.12622
Lele people
Sword
19th century
40.15.12625
Lele people
Sword
19th century
40.15.12625
Ngbandi
Knife
19th-early 20th century
40.15.12626
Bana people
Woman's Armlet
19th-20th century
985.7.26431
Bana people
Woman's Armlet
19th-20th century
985.7.26431
Bana people
Woman's Armlet
19th-20th century
985.7.26431
Bana people
Woman's Armlet
19th-20th century
985.7.26431
Kota-Obamba people
Mbulu Ngulu, Reliquary Figure
19th century
986.60.26660
Kota-Obamba people
Mbulu Ngulu, Reliquary Figure
19th century
986.60.26660
Kota-Obamba people
Mbulu Ngulu, Reliquary Figure
19th century
986.60.26660
Kota-Obamba people
Mbulu Ngulu, Reliquary Figure
19th century
986.60.26660
Kota-Obamba people
Mbulu Ngulu, Reliquary Figure
19th century
986.60.26660
Western Pende people
Mbuya Initiation Mask
19th century
986.9.26650
Western Pende people
Mbuya Initiation Mask
19th century
986.9.26650
Western Pende people
Mbuya Initiation Mask
19th century
986.9.26650
Western Pende people
Mbuya Initiation Mask
19th century
986.9.26650
Western Pende people
Mbuya Initiation Mask
19th century
986.9.26650
Western Pende people
Mbuya Initiation Mask
19th century
986.9.26650
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Ekpe Society
Medicine Mat / Power Emblem
late 19th-20th century
987.18.26714
Hemba people
Janus Figure: Male and Female Standing Back to Back
early 20th century
990.53.27173
Hemba people
Janus Figure: Male and Female Standing Back to Back
early 20th century
990.53.27173
Hemba people
Janus Figure: Male and Female Standing Back to Back
early 20th century
990.53.27173
Hemba people
Janus Figure: Male and Female Standing Back to Back
early 20th century
990.53.27173
Hemba people
Janus Figure: Male and Female Standing Back to Back
early 20th century
990.53.27173
Bwaka or Gobu people
Throwing Knife
19th-20th century
991.48.29011
Bwaka or Gobu people
Throwing Knife
19th-20th century
991.48.29011
Bwaka or Gobu people
Throwing Knife
19th-20th century
991.48.29011
Songe people
Ceremonial Axe, Insignia of Rank
19th-20th centruy
991.48.29012
Songe people
Ceremonial Axe, Insignia of Rank
19th-20th centruy
991.48.29012
Songe people
Ceremonial Axe, Insignia of Rank
19th-20th centruy
991.48.29012
Konda people
Display Knife
19th-20th century
992.38.29079
Konda people
Display Knife
19th-20th century
992.38.29079
Konda people
Display Knife
19th-20th century
992.38.29079
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Solongo style
Nkisi Nkondi (Power Figure)
19th century
996.22.30233
Bamileke people
Male Figure
19th century
996.25.30258
Bamileke people
Male Figure
19th century
996.25.30258
Bamileke people
Male Figure
19th century
996.25.30258
Bamileke people
Male Figure
19th century
996.25.30258
Suku people
Power Figure
early 20th century
996.25.30315
Suku people
Power Figure
early 20th century
996.25.30315
Suku people
Power Figure
early 20th century
996.25.30315
Suku people
Power Figure
early 20th century
996.25.30315
Pende people
Oracle Figure
first half of the 20th century
996.31.30328