Category: African

The Coe has over 180 African objects, spanning many years — jewelry, baskets, masks, statues — 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.

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...
Baule Figure

Baule Figure

African Baule Fugure Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Baule Place: West Africa Media: Wood Dims: 16.75 x 3.5 x 4 in. (42.5 x 8.9 x 10.1 cm) Date: Early 20th century Description: The Baule, part of the Akan peoples, live today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire and form...
Gold Earrings

Gold Earrings

African Gold Earrings Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Fulani Place: Southern Mali Media: Describe materials Dims: Various Date: Date made or time period Description: “As a Native American I know the majority of the cultural values within the U.S. The staff at...
Head

Head

African Head Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Yombe or Vili Place: Zaire Media: Wood, glass and pigment Dims: Date: Late 19th century Description: Chosen by student curator Roan Mulholland for her exhibition in the 2018 Eye Opener Hands-On Exhibition. “This piece...