Southern Africa

Alongside an 1885 gift of utilitarian objects by Rev. Josiah Tyler, the Southern African holdings include traditional sculptures from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar, and a strong representation of contemporary prints and photographs by artists including William Kentridge, Guy Tillim, Nomusa Makhubu, Gideon Mendel, Berni Searle, and Candice Breitz. 

Piction collections thumbnails

Zulu people
Beaded Snuff Box
collected before 1885
13.25.864
Zulu people
Beaded Snuff Box
collected before 1885
13.25.864
Zulu people
Beaded Snuff Box
collected before 1885
13.25.864
Zulu people
Headrest
collected before 1885
13.25.885
Zulu people
Headrest
collected before 1885
13.25.885
Zulu people
Headrest
collected before 1885
13.25.885
Unknown Maker
Staff with Figurative Finial
1900-1930
2003.3.35525
Unknown Maker
Staff with Figurative Finial
1900-1930
2003.3.35525
Unknown Maker
Staff with Figurative Finial
1900-1930
2003.3.35525
Unknown Maker
Staff with Figurative Finial
1900-1930
2003.3.35525
Unknown Maker
Staff with Figurative Finial
1900-1930
2003.3.35525
Unknown Maker
Staff with Figurative Finial
1900-1930
2003.3.35525
Unknown Maker
Staff with Figurative Finial
1900-1930
2003.3.35525
Unknown Maker
Staff with Figurative Finial
1900-1930
2003.3.35525
Makonde people
Medicine Container
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.70.1
Makonde people
Medicine Container
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.70.1
Makonde people
Medicine Container
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.70.1
Makonde people
Medicine Container
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.70.1
Makonde people
Medicine Container
late 19th-early 20th century
2005.70.1
Tswana people
Walking Stick
1941
2005.76
Tswana people
Walking Stick
1941
2005.76
Tswana people
Walking Stick
1941
2005.76
Tswana people
Walking Stick
1941
2005.76
Zanele Muholi, South African, born 1972
Sex ID Crisis
2003
2006.42
Guy Tillim, South African, born 1962
Barber's Shop, Hillbrow, from the series Jo'burg
2004
2009.86
William Kentridge, South African, born 1955
Untitled (Central Park Bandshell)
2005
2010.89.10
William Kentridge, South African, born 1955
Untitled (Central Park Bandshell)
2005
2010.89.9
Candice Breitz, South African, born 1972
Extra #35
2011
2014.51.2
Nomusa Makhubu, South African, born 1984
Inhlamvu Yamehlo (The gaze) from The Self Portrait Project (2007/2013)
2014
2014.58.10
Nomusa Makhubu, South African, born 1984
Imfundo, Impahla neBhayibheli (Education, Apparel, and the Bible) from The Self Portrait Project...
2014
2014.58.11
Nomusa Makhubu, South African, born 1984
Goduka (Going/ Migrant Labourers) from The Self Portrait Project (2007/2013)
2014
2014.58.13
Nomusa Makhubu, South African, born 1984
Omama Bencelisa (Mothers Breastfeeding) from The Self Portrait Project (2007/2013)
2014
2014.58.1
Nomusa Makhubu, South African, born 1984
Umasifanisane II (Comparison II) from The Self Portrait Project (2007/2013)
2014
2014.58.8
Nomusa Makhubu, South African, born 1984
Asasibambe Ngani? (Still Binding?) from The Self Portrait Project (2007/2013)
2014
2014.58.9
Zulu people
Walking Stick
early-mid 20th century
42.21.7929
Vezo or Mahafaly people
Female Figure for a Grave Complex
19th-20th century
997.43.30357
Vezo or Mahafaly people
Female Figure for a Grave Complex
19th-20th century
997.43.30357
Vezo or Mahafaly people
Female Figure for a Grave Complex
19th-20th century
997.43.30357
Vezo or Mahafaly people
Female Figure for a Grave Complex
19th-20th century
997.43.30357
Vezo or Mahafaly people
Female Figure for a Grave Complex
19th-20th century
997.43.30357
Vezo or Mahafaly people
Female Figure for a Grave Complex
19th-20th century
997.43.30357
Vezo or Mahafaly people
Female Figure for a Grave Complex
19th-20th century
997.43.30357
Gideon Mendel, South African, born 1959
The Home of John Jackson, Reflection of Curtains Inside a House in Toll Bar Village near Doncaster,...
2007
el.2013.48.1
Berni Searle, South African, born 1964
Number one of five from the portfolio Stain, from the Discolored series
2000
pr.2002.67.1
Shona people
Buffalo Figure Headrest
19th century
s.972.12
Shona people
Buffalo Figure Headrest
19th century
s.972.12
Shona people
Buffalo Figure Headrest
19th century
s.972.12
Shona people
Buffalo Figure Headrest
19th century
s.972.12