East Africa

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Catalog # Name Description
1 1974.23.0047 Statue Carved; warrior. Figure standing erect holding in one hand an oar-shaped object (probably a spear) and in other hand a animal skin object (probably a shield).Silver bands around neck. Mounted on small round wood platform. 1974.23.0047 (Statue) image
2 1978.31.7 Necklace A necklace with blue beads and fish vertebrae strung on 1/16" brown twine. 1978.31.7 (Necklace) image
3 1980.18 Comb Hand carved comb with twelve tapered spindle teeth, tapered handle, and a hole in the base. 1980.18 (Comb) image
4 1983.13.0001 Collar Circular wire collar. There are 14 rows of beads with five leather strips that intersect the beads approximately 6 inches apart. There is a hook and eye attachment. 1983.13.0001 (Collar) image
5 2009.2.13 Bracelet Simple bangle bracelet carved in one piece from ivory. Incised pattern with stars and lines. Outside surface is curved, inside surface is flat. 2009.2.13 (Bracelet) image
6 2009.2.14 Ring Ring made out of ivory with a thickened piece at the top. Smooth rounded edges, flat on inside. 2009.2.14 (Ring) image
7 2009.2.20 Bracelet Elephant hair bracelet. Hair is wrapped in a loop and knotted together in two places. 2009.2.20 (Bracelet) image
8 2009.2.21 Bracelet Elephant hair bracelet looped in a circle and tied with 3 wrapped knots. 2009.2.21 (Bracelet) image
9 2009.2.58 Bracelet Bangle type bracelet. The outside edge is curved and the inside is flat. 2009.2.58 (Bracelet) image
10 2009.2.59 Bracelet Simple rounded bangle bracelet. 2009.2.59 (Bracelet) image
11 2009.2.60 Bracelet Thin bangle type bracelet made out of ivory. 2009.2.60 (Bracelet) image
12 2009.2.61 Bracelet Thin smooth bangle style bracelet. 2009.2.61 (Bracelet) image
13 2010.17.127 Necklace 'Choker' or 'bib' style necklace of small opaque plastic or glass beads strung on white thread in intricate patterns of contrasting colors and geometric patterns. A diamond shape is repeated at the top of the necklace in which red and yellow diamonds are repeated along with 3 blue and one green diamond. Beneath this a 4 layer design in red white black yellow cascade down the throat area in a sort of DNA looking structure, ending with white beads that trail off the ends of the necklace straps for securing the necklace are white beaded strands with loose thread at the ends(4). 2010.17.127 (Necklace) image
14 2015-3-3 Statue, Fipa A wooden standing female figure on a professional wooden base. Her legs are apart with right arm resting on her side and left arm pointing to her ear. The feet are quite large with repair to the left foot. The head is round with open mouth, coffee-bean eyes, and narrow nose. There is a hole ( cavity) on top of her head. Multi-colored beads are attached to the neck. No scarification marks can be found. The figure is in good condiditon except as stated plus a small split from the head to the left eye and white stain on the left breast. The figure dates to the mid to late 20th century. 2015-3-3 (Statue, Fipa) image
15 2016-18-3 Mask A heavy hardwood elongated Haya (Tanzanian) Mask in simple form. The mask is round in form at the head and tapers to a point at the chin. The eyes are notched through and the elongated nose in a triangular-shape. The mouth is open with teeth inserted above and below the lips. The ears are carved close to the head in simple form. Two holes are pierced on the side of the head. The mask is in good condition and dates to the mid-20th century. 2016-18-3 (Mask) image
16 UNIM1986.14.1985.1.149 Knife, paper A. Long wooden blade with a handle that is carved into a bust. There is silver wire wrapped around the neck of the bust and an elongated headpiece.B. Long wooden blade with the handle carved into a rhinoceros.There is a paper sticker attached to the side of the blade that reads, "TANGANYIKA". UNIM1986.14.1985.1.149 (Knife, paper) image