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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...
Ideal Composition Doll
United States; Composition dolls; American pop culture; Ideal Toy Company; Popular doll materials; U.S. toy industry
This doll is comprised of a composition head and hands on a cloth body which contains a squeeze mechanism. The head has brown glued on hair. The face has sleeping blue eyes, painted on eyebrows, pink tinted...
Nigerian House of the Head Personal Shrine
Nigeria; Africa; Containers; Yoruban culture; Ritual objects
The round leather container with flat bottom is made in the shape of a royal African crown. The inward sloping sides are covered with fabric onto which cowrie shells are stitched; four small framed mirrors...
Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures
A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...
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...
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...
Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A painted ringneck drake decoy carved by Charles Perdew. There are holes in the bottom where a keel weight would attach. The drake is brown on its back with a black chest and head area. The underside is...
Winged Liberty Head Dime
Coins; Liberty; IN GOD WE TRUST; Mercury
Liberty is shown in a winged cap. The dime reads "In God We Trust." The date and "LIBERTY" also appear. This dime was also called the Mercury Dime.
Indian Head Cent, Obverse: 1882
Coins; U.S. Mint; Native American; Branch Mint
A left-facing Indian maiden wears a feathered crown. Above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and below is the date.
Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint; Bimetallic; Gold Standard
The Indian Head pennies show the profile of an Indian maiden wearing a feather crown.
Liberty Silver Dollar, 1895
Coins; U.S. Mint; Phrygian Cap; Morgan, George T.; Face Value
A left-facing portrait of Miss Liberty. She wears a crown on which is written LIBERTY. A few wheat leaves are stuck in the crown. At the back of her curly hair, she wears a Phrygian cap. Above her head...
Corn head on John Deere combine
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Combines (Agricultural machinery); Harvesting machinery;
The corn head of a 9600 John Deere combine during the 1995 harvest.
Armand Marseille All-Bisque Infant Doll
Germany; United States; All-bisque dolls; German artistry; German dolls; American pop culture; Marseille, Armand (German Doll Manufacturer)
A bisque head doll with 'sleepy eyes', an open mouth that has two applied teeth in red lips. It has pink cheeks and brown hair which is brush stroked. The body of the doll is jointed with moveable arms...
Japan; Japanese dolls; Meiji period; Japanese art;
The doll's head, arms, legs, and feet are made of 'gofun' or pulverized oyster shell over wood. The toes and fingers are tiny and distinct. The head has a black hair wig of horsehair or similar material....
Patsy Babyette; EffanBee Durable Patsy Dolls
United States; EffanBee Toy Company; Doll clothes; U.S. toy industry; American fan clubs; Composition dolls
This composition doll has moveable head, arms, and legs. The head has painted dark hair. The face has painted 'googley' eyes, red lips, and pink cheeks. The doll is clothed in light blue dress that is...
Native American Doll
Toys; Dolls; Native American; Children; Playthings; Entertainment; Indians of North America
This girl doll is made of buckskin. She is dressed in a tan buckskin dress with fringe at the sides, bottom and sleeves. The dress is decorated with lines of white beads sewn just above the bottom fringe,...
Local Indian Traditions
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America
Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).
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...
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....
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