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1. Ghana Wooden Comb 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....

2. Ghana Fertility Figure (Akua'ba) 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...

3. Native American Doll 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,...

4. Sierra Leone Sowei Helmet Mask 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...

5. Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid 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...

6. Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure 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...

7. Nigerian Eshu Cult Figure 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...

8. Entrance to the Great Temple, Luxor Entrance to the Great Temple, Luxor Africa; Luxor, Egypt; Ramses II; Ambulances; Black and white photograph of the entrance to the temple, 1857.

9. Graves Mallard Drake Decoy Graves Mallard Drake Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956 A carved and painted mallard drake decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY CO". The decoy has a green head with a yellow-green beak, a white ring around the neck and a brown chest....

10. Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Illinois River; Carving; Hunting A mallard drake decoy made of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom reading "HENRY ... PERDEW ... ILL". The head is green with a yellow beak, reddish brown chest, a white ring around...

11. Photograph of Julia Ward Howe Photograph of Julia Ward Howe United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910 A sepia toned photograph of Julia Ward Howe, author of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." She is wearing a pleated blouse with a pin at the neck. Her hair is in a braided bun. Dimensions: 4.25"x6.5".

12. Hupmobile 5-seater Touring Car 1921 Hupmobile 5-seater Touring Car 1921 Automobiles--United States; Hupmobile--Automobile; Transportation; Cars; Advertising; Advertisements; Drawing for an advertisement

13. Zouave Civil War Frock Coat Zouave Civil War Frock Coat United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Coat, Frock This dark blue wool coat is part of a Zouaves Officer's uniform worn by Colonel Harmon D. Hull, 5th NY Volunteer Infantry and the 2nd Battalion 165th NY Volunteer Infantry. It has two rows of seven round,...

14. Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slavery; Handcuffs; Stocks (Punishment); Fugitive slaves; Collars; Civil War Plantation owners and overseers used heavy iron shackles to punish and humiliate defiant slaves, both men and women and especially those who tried to run away. Slaves who had been sold were also shackled...

15. Diorama of Mississippian Culture Diorama of Mississippian Culture McLean County, Illinois; Indians of North America; Mississippian Indians; Cahokia, Illinois In this picture of a diorama at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois, two Indians, one male and one female, gather corn for food. The male wears a decoration around his neck and a small cloth...

16. Native American Spider Gorget Native American Spider Gorget Jewelry; Body Armor; Shells; Native American; Southern Illinois; Archaeology; Gorgets; Indians of North America Round marine shells with spider designs carved onto them. The shells are about 3" in diameter.

17. Native American Water Basket Native American Water Basket Containers; Woven baskets; Native American; Housewares; Indians of North America A basket woven in an ovoid shape with rounded bottom, flaring sharply from neck to a wide opening at the top. There are two wide leather strap handles attached at the widest part of the body, positioned...

18. Native American Spider Gorget Native American Spider Gorget Jewelry; Body Armor; Shells; Native American; Southern Illinois; Archaeology; Gorgets; Indians of North America Round marine shells with spider designs carved onto them. The shells are about 3" in diameter.
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