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.

Piction collections thumbnails

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