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1

Conical tower and circular wall of Great Zimbabwe

  • 1000-1400 C.E.
  • Coursed granite blocks
  • Southeastern Zimbabwe
  • Shona peoples

2

Great Mosque

  • 1200, rebuilt 1906-1907
  • adobe
  • remodeled in 1907
  • Djenne, Mali

3

Wall plaque

  • from Oba's palace
  • 16th century
  • Cast brass
  • Edo peoples
  • Benin, Nigeria

4

Golden Stool (Skia dwa kofi)

  • 1700 C.E.
  • gold over wood and cast-gold attachments
  • Ashanti peoples (south central Ghana)

5

Ndop (portrait figure) of King Mishe miShyaang maMbul

  • Kuba peoples (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • 1760-1780 C.E.
  • Wood

6

Power figure (Nkisi n'kondi)

  • Kongo peoples (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • late 19th century C.E.
  • Wood and metal

7

Female (Pwo) mask

  • Chokwe peoples (Dem Rep. of the Congo)
  • Late 19th to early 20th century C.E.
  • Wood, fiber, pigment, and metal

8

Portrait mask (Mblo)

  • Baule peoples (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Early 20th century C.E.
  • Wood and pigment

9

Bundu mask

  • Sande society, Mende peoples (West African forests of Sierra Leone and Liberia)
  • 19th to 20th century C.E.
  • Wood, cloth, and fiber

10

Ikenga (Shrine figure)

  • Igbo peoples (Nigeria)
  • 19th to 20th century C.E.
  • Wood

11

Lukasa (memory board)

  • Mbudye society, Luba peoples (Dem. Rep. of the Congo)
  • 19th to 20th century C.E.
  • Wood, beads, and metal

12

Aka elephant mask

  • Bamileke (Cameroon, western grassfields region)
  • 19th to 20th century C.E.
  • Wood, woven raffia, cloth, and beads

13

Reliquary figure (byeri)

  • Fang peoples (southern Cameroon)
  • 19th to 20th century C.E.
  • Wood

14

Veranda post of enthroned king and senior wife (Opo Ogoga)

  • Olowe of Ise (Yoruba peoples)
  • 1910-1914 C.E.
  • Wood and pigment