Bamana N'tomo Horned Masks, Mali - Hamill Gallery of African ArtThe Bamana N'tomo masks above been vetted as being authentic. Despite their
appearance, this Bamana N'tomo masks below show no evidence of age or use ...
DRUMS and SHIELDS exhibition - Hamill Gallery of African ArtNothing conjures up the spirit and power of Africa as much as drums . Nothing
defends or protects the people as symbolically as their shields .
Katanga Cross Currency, DRC - Hamill Gallery of African ArtThis X-shaped ingot of cast copper , usually referred to as a Katanga Cross,
comes ... of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) along the Kasai
Ejagham ( Ekoi ) Art, Nigeria - Hamill Gallery of African ArtIn the southeastern forest region of Nigeria, the Ejagham ( Ekoi ) people live in a
politically decentralized group of small, scattered villages with with several clans
Just Bead It Exhibition - Hamill Gallery of African ArtIn many parts of tribal Africa, objects that were especially valued were often
embellished with a vibrantly colored surface of small beads . The labor intensive
African Currency Exhibition - Hamill Gallery of African ArtOur spring exhibit, African Currency , focuses on the wonderful variety of metal
objects used in traditional Africa to trade and store wealth. These pieces might be
ASANTE (ASHANTI) ASIPIM CHAIR 4, GhanaThis is an extraordinary example of asipim chair from the Asante of Ghana . ... a
heart at its center and with two arcs of tacks anchored at the sides of the backrest.
masks and heads page - Hamill Gallery of African ArtOur large Masks category has been divided into Face Masks , Helmet Masks ,
Crest Masks , and Headdresses. An alphabetical list of them is at the bottom of
African Tribal Costumes - Hamill Gallery of African ArtEvery African mask was danced with a costume ; sometimes simple raffia or cloth
hiding the identity of the dancer, often as with the Yoruba, an elaborate ...
Senufo "Sejen" Bird Staff Finials , Ivory CoastSejen Bird Finial 1 ... These Senufo "Sejen" bird staff finials have been vetted as
being authentic with significant signs of use ... GO TO SENUFO BEDS PAGE ...
African Musical Instruments - Hamill Gallery of African ArtAfrican drums were musical instruments , ceremonial objects and means of
communication. The large exhibit focuses on the traditional drums of the Yoruba,
African Knives, Axes, Swords, Spears and WeaponsKnives, axes, currency blades and spears , most made of forged iron, attest to the
skills in metal of the blacksmiths of many traditional African peoples.
Most forms were developed from traditional metal objects that were already in
use such ... We have famous classic forms such as manillas, Katanga crosses
and ... The necklaces use British West African coins as decorative and prestige
Dida Raffia Textiles, Ivory Coast - Hamill Gallery of African ArtThe Dida textiles below have been sold and are left here for reference and
educational use. They are now in the collections of the U.S. Embassy in the Ivory
Passport Style Masks , Africa - Hamill Gallery of African ArtThe masks above have been vettted as being authentic with signs of use and age
. PASSPORT STYLE MASKS . Despite their appearance, the masks below ...
Bobo Crocodile Mask 1, Burkina Faso - Hamill Gallery of African ArtBOBO CROCODILE HEAD 1, Burkina Faso ... This Bobo crocodile head has
been vetted as authentic with evidence of use and age. The jaw opens and
Benin Art, Nigeria - Hamill Gallery of African ArtBronze pieces from the Benin kingdom are known the world over. ... were
mounted on the walls of the Oba's Palace and record the history of the Benin
African Beadwork Exhibition - Hamill Gallery of African ArtOur second exhibit of African beadwork reinvents the wonderful color, design,
intricacy ... Ndebele works from South Africa include many examples of jocolo
Bamana Komo and Kono Masks, Mali - Hamill Gallery of African ArtBamana Komo masks and headdresses are of elongated animal head form
decorated with actual antelope horns, porcupine quills, bird skulls, feathers and ...
Fon Art, Republic of Benin - Hamill Gallery of African ArtFON ART, Republic of Benin . Staffs made of iron and brass were displayed in
royal compounds to affirm kingly power. Usually depicting a king with related ...
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology - Hamill Gallery of African ArtThe Shona headrest , for example, has a utilitarian function as a bolster or pillow
for the neck. The heads ... The figures convey the social importance of
reproduction and the rituals and symbolism ... Photography by Cathy Carver and
AFRICAN TEXTILES exhibition - Hamill Gallery of African ArtThroughout the exhibition it is evident the high esteem Africans held for textiles
as aesthetic expression and indicators of wealth and status. Patterns , rhythms ...