Sub-Saharan West & Central Africa

  • Reliquary Figure (ingulu)

    Unknown artist. African, Kota peoples, 19th-20th century

    Reliquary Figure (ingulu), n.d.

    Wood with brass sheeting, copper pieces

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Smiley (Cecilia Sahlman, class of 1950)

    ID Number: SC 2000:12–4

  • Agere Ifa

    Unknown artist. Yoruba peoples, Nigerian

    Agere Ifa, 19th-20th century

    Wood

    Purchased with the gift of Bonnie Sacerdote, class of 1964

    ID Number: SC 2004:46

  • Oba’s Crown (adenla)

    Unknown artist. Yoruba peoples, Nigerian

    Oba’s Crown (adenla), 19th-20th century

    Glass beads, plant fiber, cotton

    Purchased with the Director’s Discretionary Fund

    ID Number: SC 2002:7a,b,c

  • Eshu Figure

    Unknown artist. Yoruba peoples, Nigerian

    Eshu Figure, 20th century

    Wood, leather, cowrie shells

    Purchased with the gift of the Friends of the Smith College Museum of Art

    ID Number: SC 1991:44

  • A Malian Woman

    Seydou Keïta. Malian, 1921–2001

    A Malian Woman, 1949–1951

    Vintage gelatin silver print with handcoloring

    Purchased

    ID Number: SC 2013:50-2