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Abelam-culture wooden house panel (mid 1900s) from Papua New Guinea at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.

Abelam-culture wooden house panel (mid from Papua New Guinea at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.

Mwila adornment from Angola: a pair of conch shells on a leather thong

Mwila ( Muila ) adornment from Angola : a pair of cone shells on a leather thong .

Vanuatu - Pig Magic Stone Malekula Island, Vanuatu, collected by an American soldier in WWII. Such stones were often used in magic related to an increase in pigs—the island’s premier sign of traditional wealth. The stone is Janus with two well-carved faces in relief. One side has remains of a black pigment. The piece is 9 1/2" (24 cm) in height, dates to the early 20th century. http://www.michaelhamson.com/new_items_nov09/Nov_09_152.htm

Vanuatu - Pig Magic Stone Malekula Island, Vanuatu, collected by an American soldier in WWII. Such stones were often used in magic related to an increase in pigs—the island’s premier sign of traditional wealth. The stone is Janus with two well-carved faces in relief. One side has remains of a black pigment. The piece is 9 1/2" (24 cm) in height, dates to the early 20th century. http://www.michaelhamson.com/new_items_nov09/Nov_09_152.htm

Arm ornament; possibly made by the Edo people. Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria Bronze alloy; lost wax cast Acquired by museum in 1944.

Ethnic nameMade by Edo term details FindspotFound/Acquired: Benin City(Africa,Nigeria,Edo State,Benin City) Materialsbronze term details Technique

Brazilian Masks - Kalapalo mask from Xingu River, Amazon

Brazilian Masks - Kalapalo mask from Xingu River, Amazon

Nigeria; Yoruba peoples Opon Ifa (divination tray) Wood Diameter 54 cm (21") The University of Iowa Museum of Art, The Stanley Collection, X1986.397 Trays like this one are used by the babalawo "father of secrets,” the priest of Ifa divination. The priest begins the divination process by placing the tray on a cloth on the ground and covering it with wood dust or flour. He then shakes sixteen palm nuts in his cupped hands, attempting to catch them in his right hand. If two remain in his left

Yoruba peoples Opon Ifa (divination tray) Wood Diameter 54 cm The University of Iowa Museum of Art, The Stanley Collection,

Headdress (ere egungun olode) Yoruba peoples, Abeokuta, Egba, Nigeria 19th century - early 20th century Wood, cotton cloth, paint X65.9148; ...

Afro Africa: As mascaras Ere Egungun - território Egbado- Ioruba

Africa | Epa mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood | 1.51 cms

Africa | Epa mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood | 1.51 cms

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