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Catalog # Name Description
1 ED1997.2.14 Sculpture Wooden gazelle sculpture from Kenya ED1997.2.14 (Sculpture) image
2 ED1997.2.15 Sculpture Wooden bust of a women with stretched earlobes and traditional hairstyle, likely from Kenya. Written on the bottom "From Jim and Virginia Selzer Nov. 29-'53" and a metal disk imprinted with "7". ED1997.2.15 (Sculpture) image
3 ED1997.2.9 Mask Wooden mask. Face with frog in the center of the forehead. In the inside written "purchased in village near Guatamala City 1948". ED1997.2.9 (Mask) image
4 ED1998.12.1 Comb Wooden comb with 8 tines. Carving of an elephant as decoration on the top.  ED1998.12.1 (Comb) image
5 ED1998.12.3 Comb Wooden comb with tines on top and bottom. Top tines are shorter and one is missing from the end. The front of the comb is carved to look like a face.  ED1998.12.3 (Comb) image
6 ED2019-116 Mask A black mask with bronze (gold) triangles around the border and white cowrie shells decorating the interior. There's a face carbed in the middle of the wood, with bronze accents on the eyelids and nose. The design resembles that of masks created by tribes in central Africa near the Congo River Basin. ED2019-116 (Mask) image
7 ED2019-121 Carving Carved Head Bust. Writing on back: "Jose Pinal, designer and carver, purchased 1954. 'Elenas' Hidalgo Pte., 2727, Monterey, Mex. 75 pesos. Exchanged at 8.60 = $1.00. He also carved the leon carrying sacs of grain. 54." ED2019-121 (Carving) image
8 ED2019-13 Akuaba Doll An akuaba fertility doll from Ghana, likely a replica. Commonly, young women who want a baby carry these dolls on their backs (or, keep it in their possession). ED2019-13 (Akuaba Doll) image
9 ED2019-133 Geta A pair of wooden, geta sandals (A,B) with black straps. ED2019-133 (Geta) image
10 ED2019-16 Comb West African Wood Hair Comb ED2019-16 (Comb) image
11 ED2019-162 Geta Black, wooden geta sandals (A,B) with red straps from Japan. ED2019-162 (Geta) image
12 ED2019-18 Sculpture Wooden sculpture of a woman from Kenya ED2019-18 (Sculpture) image
13 ED2019-186 Sculpture Carved wooden sculpture with person sitting on a wooden base. Base is carved with waving line with notches at the high/lows points in a curving line. Bottom of base is rectangular and has a hole through to the top of the person's headdress. The base also has a metal circle with the number "40" stamped on it. There is also red writing on the base "XAO/6117-5". The person carved is only detailed on 3 sides. The back is flat with texture. The person appears to have arms crossed over knees brought up to the chest. The person has a headdress and earrings. The figure also wears pants with intricate additions to the ankles and waist. From Guatemala. ED2019-186 (Sculpture) image
14 ED2019-187 Sculpture A wooden carved figure and rectangular decorative base. Figure depicts kneeling person wearing headress and carrying a basket. Written on bottom is "Guatamala March 1950. Indian in cerimonial headdress offering basket of fruit to pagan gods" and a metal circle with "36" stamped on it.  ED2019-187 (Sculpture) image
15 ED2019-19 Sculpture A Kenyan wood figurine of a man  ED2019-19 (Sculpture) image
16 ED2019-21 Sculpture A wooden figurine of a West African dancer wearing items such as a straw skirt and a striped top ED2019-21 (Sculpture) image
17 ED2021-100 Stamp, Wood A set of 12 (A-L) hand carved, wooden stamps with various images and patterns (i.e.. horse, floral, leaves). They are covered in dried-up paint of various colors from previous uses. This type of stamp is popular in India. ED2021-100 (Stamp, Wood) image
18 ED2021-131 Geta A pair of geta shoes (A,B) from Japan. This set, likely a tourist piece, contain 2 wooden prongs on the bottom and red-covered rope on the top to keep the feet in place. These wooden sandals originate from Japan and were used for various reasons throughout the centuries such as distinguishing rank among officials and keeping kimonos from dragging on the ground. ED2021-131 (Geta) image
19 ED2021-166 Carving A carving from Latin America made of a dark colored wood. The bottom of the carving is of a face and the hair stretches over the top of the head in two strands and meets together above the head to form an oval shape. Around the top of the head is a band with a triangular pattern. The back of the carving and the face is smooth while the hair is textured.
20 ED2021-172 Carving A gourd carving from Africa, likely from a calabash. The design on the outside of the light-brown gourd features three animals and vegetation. ED2021-172 (Carving) image
21 ED2021-21 Sculpture Abstract sculpture made of dark wood. Sticker with "Kenya" handwritten on the bottom.  ED2021-21 (Sculpture) image
22 ED2021-65 Carving A piece of dark-brown, wood-carving art from Africa. In the middle of the tall piece is a carving of a person's head with long, angular edges. ED2021-65 (Carving) image
23 ED2021-66 Mask, Boar A dark brown, wooden boar mask with white, gold, and red accent colors. This mask is most likely from Africa where various different groups of people use wooden, animal masks during their traditional rituals and ceremonies. ED2021-66 (Mask, Boar) image
24 ED2021-67 Carving An African wood-carving sculpture made of black wood. The carved-out picture shows an image of a lion and a sun.  ED2021-67 (Carving) image
25 ED2021-74 Bowl Round, wooden bowl colored with different stripes (tan, light brown, dark brown). The opening is 24 cm across. Possibly from Costa Rica as on the bottom it says "₡85.00" on the bottom, indicating it was purchased for 85 cólones. ED2021-74 (Bowl) image
26 ED2021-78 Comb A wooden comb from Africa, likely east Africa because it is double sided. The bottom teeth are longer than the top teeth and the image carved out in the middle (which divides the two sides of teeth) is of a face. It's stained a dark, ashy brown color and the teeth of the comb are on the sharper side. ED2021-78 (Comb) image
27 ED2021-91 Carving An African (Nigerian) piece of art made from thorn wood carving. The small figurine depicts a person sitting on a stool and weaving blue fabric.  ED2021-91 (Carving) image