Yoruba carved wood polychrome post.

Yoruba carved wood polychrome post.

Benin Bronze plaques originally decorated the palace of the King and were looted by the British. The date would be around the 16th century.   This plaque depicts a European soldier, possibly Portuguese since they were amongst the first of the Europeans to trade with the kingdom.

Benin Bronze plaques originally decorated the palace of the King and were looted by the British. The date would be around the 16th century. This plaque depicts a European soldier, possibly Portuguese since they were amongst the first of the Europeans to trade with the kingdom.

BEMBE FIGURE, REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO h 18,5 cm Collection Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), Paris, avant 1914 « style de Kolo »

BEMBE FIGURE, REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO h 18,5 cm Collection Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), Paris, avant 1914 « style de Kolo »

Africa | Epa helmet mask by Bamgboye of Odo-Owa.  Yoruba people, Nigeria | ©Detroit Institute of Arts

Africa | Epa helmet mask by Bamgboye of Odo-Owa. Yoruba people, Nigeria | ©Detroit Institute of Arts

Africa | 'Epa' helmet mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood and pigments | Attributed to artist Olówè von Isè (1875-1938)

Africa | 'Epa' helmet mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood and pigments | Attributed to artist Olówè von Isè (1875-1938)

A Congo tribal helmet mask adorned with shells, beading, metal, and burlap. Possibly made by the Kuba people. The Kuba have used more than 20 different types of masks for various functions such as; in

Kuba Royal Mask Mounted

A Congo tribal helmet mask adorned with shells, beading, metal, and burlap. Possibly made by the Kuba people. The Kuba have used more than 20 different types of masks for various functions such as; in

Ivory Throne Leg 13th century, Eastern Ganga dynasty Orissa, India Ivory, H: 34.9 W: 15.7 D: 13.2 cm   Since at least the second century, Indian sculptors created ivory thrones to proclaim royal command. On this splendidly carved throne leg, a...

Ivory Throne Leg 13th century, Eastern Ganga dynasty Orissa, India Ivory, H: 34.9 W: 15.7 D: 13.2 cm Since at least the second century, Indian sculptors created ivory thrones to proclaim royal command. On this splendidly carved throne leg, a...

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