Category: African

The Coe has over 180 African objects, spanning many years—jewelry, baskets, masks, and figures. This is just a small sample of what you can see at the Coe. Schedule a private tour or visit us on First Fridays (1 to 4 p.m). to hear the engaging stories behind the objects.

Mask

Mask

African MaskArtist: UnkownCulture/People: YorubaPlace: West AfricaMedia: WoodDims: 13.75 x 7.5 x 10.5 in. (34.93 x 19.05 x 26.67 cm)Date: c. 1958-59Description: “The Gelede, a men’s association honoring the special powers of women, holds it principal festival at...
Head

Head

African Head Artist: Unkown Culture/People: Yombe or Vili Place: Zaire Media: Wood, glass, and pigment Dims: 4.75 x 2.25 x 2.75 in. Date: late 19th C. Description: This very beautiful Yombe head may well have been cut out of a larger figure, or even more probable it...
Headdress

Headdress

African Headdress Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Ekoi or Ejagham Place: West Africa Media: Wood, antelope skin, metal, pigment, bone, and raffia Dims: 6.75 x 16 x 22.5 in. (67.9 x 40.6 x 57.1 cm) Date: Late 1800s Description: The Ekoi, also known as Ejagham, are from...
Figure

Figure

African Baule FugureArtist: UnknownCulture/People: BaulePlace: West AfricaMedia: WoodDims: 16.75 x 3.5 x 4 in. (42.5 x 8.9 x 10.1 cm)Date: Early 20th centuryDescription: The Baule, part of the Akan peoples, live today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire and form one of...
Earrings

Earrings

African Gold EarringsArtist: UnknownCulture/People: FulaniPlace: Southern MaliMedia: Describe materialsDims: VariousDate: Date made or time periodDescription: As a Native American I know the majority of the cultural values within the U.S. The staff at the Coe...