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
Unidentified Shambaa maker
Standing Male Figure
19th-early 20th century
2003.32.35527
Unidentified maker (Africa)
Beaded Vest
mid-20th century
2004.46.35575
Amir Nour, Sudanese, born 1939
Dismuke
1972
2005.15
Unidentified Makonde maker
Njorowe or Ndimu (Body Plate / Mask)
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.69
Unidentified Zaramo maker
Medicine Container
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.70.2
Unidentified Gogo maker
Initiation Post
late 19th-early 20th century
2006.13
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Jak Katarikawe, Ugandan, born 1938 / 1940
The Dream
1970s
2007.14
Allegorie a la Banane
2001
2008.32
Magdalene Odundo, Kenyan, born 1950
Tear Drop, from the Tear Drop Series
1998
2008.74.1
Ibrahim El-Salahi, Sudanese, born 1930
Untitled
1969
2015.8
Unidentified Bunyoro maker
Headdress
late 19th-early 20th century
39.64.6805
Unidentified Baganda maker
Royal "Sowrd"
late 19th-early 20th century
39.64.6889
Unidentified Kikuyu maker
Bead Apron
late 19th-early 20th century
39.64.6920
Unidentified Bukedde maker
Ivory Anklet
late 19th-early 20th century
39.64.6937
Unidentified Hadendowa maker
Spear
possibly late 19th century
39.64.6978
Unidentified Nuer maker
Hippopotamus Hide Shield
19th century; collected 1946-1948
48.66.11043
Unidentified Shilluk maker
Leather Shield
possibly 19th century; collected 1946-1948
48.66.11044
Unidentified Nuer maker
Horn Tip Spear
collected 1946-1948
48.66.11056
Unidentified Shilluk maker
Spear
collected 1946-1948
48.66.11061
Unidentified Maasai (Masai) maker
Spear
about 1920
53.30.12899
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