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Panya Ngombe Face Mask
Zaire; Africa; Masks; Emblems of office; Pende
This triangular wood mask is nearly flat and painted all over with a reddish paint. A narrow band of alternating black and white triangles is painted along the outer edge of the face from eye to eye along...
Homemade Cloth Dolls
United States; Flappers; Raggedy Ann and Andy; Homemade toys; American cloth dolls
The cloth girl doll on the left is thought to be homemade. She wears a dress and cap of red and white stripes with blue trim. The cap has a blue feather on the right side. The dress has white sleeves trimmed...
Sierra Leone Sowei Helmet Mask
Sierra Leone; Africa; Ritual objects; Masks; Mende culture; Sande society; Helmets
Dark wooden carved helmet mask with long braids of human hair attached with string to holes along the lower edge. A small, diamond-shaped face with almond-shaped eyes is carved in relatively low relief...
Nigeria; Africa; Sculptures; Musical instruments
Carved wooden male figure kneels on short disk and supports a cylindrical hollow drum on his head and hands. Large eyes, a wide nose and closed mouth are carved on the face. The figure wears a simple loincloth....
Nigerian Cap Mask
Africa; Masks; Ritual objects; Nigeria; Dancers
This wooden mask is hollow and made to set atop a dancer's head. The face has almond-shaped eyes with round holes cut through the middle; a wide, flattened nose, a closed mouth with full lips; almond-shaped...
Ghana Wooden Comb
Ghana; Africa; Hair; Ornaments; Carving; Asanti culture
This narrow comb with nine round, tapered tines is carved in one piece from light-colored wood. The large, decorative carved handle is flat on the back but the front is carved in the form of a female figure....
Ghana Fertility Figure (Akua'ba)
Ghana; Africa; Sculptures; Dolls; Asanti culture
Carved wooden female figure is an abstraction, with a disproportionally large head. The cylindrical body stands on a short base and the tapering arms extend straight out from the body. The head is a nearly...
Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid
Nigeria; Africa; Bowls (Tableware); Containers; Yoruban culture
A decorative bowl carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a kneeling woman holding a lidded bowl in the shape of a rooster. The woman has large breasts and is unclothed. Four rings suggesting...
Nigerian Eshu Cult Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Worship figures; Yoruban culture; Carving
This is a figure of a man, carved from dark wood, standing on a round base. The carved features include bulging eyes, a prominent forehead, and hair that starts on the forehead and extends back into a...
Elliston Pintail Drake Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ellison, Robert A., 1849-1942; Ducks; Hunting
This pintail drake decoy is painted in shades of brown, beige and black. The areas of attachment are visible, the head and two sections of body. The wood is cracked in a few places. There is a lead keel...
Spirit of America Racecar
Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation
A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...
Schoenheider Standing Mallard Drake Ice Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Schoenheider, Charles, Sr., 1854-1944
A standing mallard duck ice decoy with a painted two part body, glass eyes and supported by a single iron leg with splayed foot. The head is green with a long yellow beak, the body is painted brown with...
Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
American Revolution; Bunker Hill; 'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.'
An 18th century burying ground in Boston, which contains many old tombstones.
Framed print of Daniel Webster
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Print; Prints; Art; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Decor; Decoration
Deep rectangular wooden frame, identical to LIHO 325. Contains picture of Daniel Webster. He wears a dark suit and bow tie with a high-collared shirt. He has deep-set eyes and heavy eyebrows. L 15" x W...
Japanese Bisque Happifat Doll
Japan; United States; Happifat dolls; American pop culture; Nippon dolls; Glandular diseases; Japanese doll industry
Bisque molded doll. It is all one piece except for the moveable detached arms. The arms are moveable by means of a connected elastic thread. The face has painted eyes with eyelashes. The smiling open mouth...
Frozen Charlotte Doll
American folk ballads; Frozen Charlotte; All-bisque dolls; Folklore; German dolls; German doll industry; European toy markets
A German "Frozen Charlotte" doll with painted black hair. The face has pink cheeks, red lips, and black eyes. The doll is enclosed in a pink cloth pouch adorned with attached green flowers. The doll also...
Brown Composition Baby Doll
Composition dolls; African American history; American cloth dolls; American pop culture;
This is a baby doll made of brown composition. She has moveable arms and legs and the eyes and lips seem to have been repainted. The body is clothed in a dress of light weight cotton. The skirt of the...
Patsy Tinyette; EffanBee Durable Patsy Dolls;
EffanBee Toy Company; Doll clothes; Patsy dolls; U.S. toy industry; American fan clubs
A composition doll with moveable arms, legs, and head by ball and joint. The hair is molded, the face has painted eyes with eyelashes and lips. She is dressed in a red plaid shirt and white underwear....
All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version
Reissued dolls; All-bisque dolls; Kewpie dolls; American pop culture; O'Neill, Rose, 1874-1944;
This is a Kewpie doll with an all-bisque body. It has blue wings on each side of the shoulders. The arms are missing and there is light brown hair painted down the center and back of the head. The cheeks,...
Cloth Soldier Doll
Wellings, Norah, 1893-1975; Historic dolls; Soft toys; English toymakers; World War II; Memorabilia
The cloth soldier doll has a stiffened felt head with painted brown hair, black eyes, white teeth, and pink cheeks. The doll is costumed in a brown felt cap with a brass button in front. The brown velvet...
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