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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
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
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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