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Anthropology

Archaeology (the study of ancient human culture) and ethnology (the study of recent and living people) are the two major sections in the anthropology collection.

The archaeological collection comes from North and West Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe, the Andes, Mesoamerica, the Great Plains, and the Great Basin areas.

The ethnographic collection includes artifacts from the Andes, Amazon, Mesoamerica, Circum-Caribbean, East and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, Melanesia, and Polynesia.

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Catalog # Name Description
L1968.10.0003JK Mask, Ritual

Kpeliye'e masks of the Senufo people, created and worn by intiates of the Poro secret men's society. This signifies the initiation into the men's secret community. Oval, elongated face, with horizontal carved slits for eyes and pursed lips. There are checkered patterned pieces extending from either side of the face. There are animal-like ears at the top of the mask. Out the sides of the lower cheeks there are horn-like structures that reach out below the chin.

L1968.10.0003JK (Mask, Ritual) image
L1968.10.0004JK Textile

Piece of garet cloth.

L1968.10.0005JK Sword

Cast metal sword with handle. The length of the sword is slightly curved and attaches to the top of the wooden handle. The handle has horizontal stripes on the grip and a "s" shaped piece of metal attaching the top of the handle to the bottom. Attached to the bottom of the handle is a round piece of aluminum.

L1968.10.0005JK (Sword) image
L1968.10.0006JK Robe

Limba tribe chief's robe. English thread robe with hand embroidery. Ke foi (gown).

L1968.10.0007JK Drum

Bunda society drum. The head is made out of animal skin and the exterior is decorated with braided rope vertically tied around the circumference of the drum. There is thinner braided rope around the center of the drum.

L1968.10.0007JK (Drum) image
L1968.10.0008JK Carving

Old Pa bust, polished.

L1968.10.0009JK Necklace

String of beads of various kinds.

L1968.10.0009JK (Necklace) image
L1968.10.0010JK Skirt

Hand tie-dyed. One piece, purple or dark blue garet cloth. Color: BL

L1968.10.0011JK Mask

Red polychrome mask with cut out eye holes. The entirety of the face is painted red, with black paint for eyebrows and the detail of the lips. There is center part down the center of the top of the head, on a white background with black dotted detail. Around the edge of the mask are multiple box nails to hold raffia headdress.

L1968.10.0011JK (Mask) image
L1968.10.0012JK Ring

Center square placed in diamond position. 3 silver raised dots are on each side of the square.

L1968.10.0012JK (Ring) image
L1968.10.0013JK Textile

Color: TN,WH,BK

L1968.10.0014JK Magazine

Two parts. a. ''Drum'', April, 1968, one shilling. b. New Monitor, June, 1968. Price 1s-6d. c. Spear (Nigeria's National Magazine) April 1968, one shilling. Color: BK,WH

L1968.10.0015JK Mask

Orange-colored mask. Elaborate hair style, painted black, with red facial markings or tattoos. There is a hole through the top and bottom, for costume attachment.

L1968.10.0015JK (Mask) image
L1968.10.0016JK Painting

Signed in white by "Dick" on black construction paper 10" x 12 3/4". Native with tall-leaping campfire. Brought to museum by Jim 2/22/69. Vertical picture. Almost a duplicate of 68.10.488.

Quern Quern

Egg shaped quern with small depressions on each side.  Smooth exterior with watermarks and white chalky substance.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0129 Rubbing

By D. Norton. "Thomas de Freville & Wife". c. 1405.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0130 Rubbing

By D. Norton. "John Argentein, D.O.". c. 1507.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0134 Hanging

Fan.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0135 Picture

Lacquer: 2 birds hand painted on wood. Ancient.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0136 Picture

Lacquer; Chinese village scene. Signed. Modern.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0137 Easel, picture

Lacquer; folds flat for storage.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0138 Box, jewelry

Lacquer; hinged lid. Mirror on inside of lid; lined with red.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0139 Box

Lacquer; lift-off lid.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0141 Doll

In pink dress; long braids.

UNIM1986.14.1985.1.0142 Doll

In wedding dress; hair dress high.

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