Visit the collections database of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium)

Visit the collections database of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium)

Sénoufo-Fodonon. Source: Village Fodongaha (Ferké), 1940. Materials: wood stain. Photo realized in the center of Bishop Wolff yard Ferkessédougou, objects to the proposed IFAN Museum of Abidjan, 1953.  © Photo of African Missions, Lyon. Photographer: P. Gabriel Clamens

Sénoufo-Fodonon. Source: Village Fodongaha (Ferké), 1940. Materials: wood stain. Photo realized in the center of Bishop Wolff yard Ferkessédougou, objects to the proposed IFAN Museum of Abidjan, 1953. © Photo of African Missions, Lyon. Photographer: P. Gabriel Clamens

This twentieth century mask from the Sande Society in Sierra Leone was used for ceremonial purposes in the initiation of young girls entering adulthood. Mature woman of Mende wore the mask in portraying the image of beauty and womanhood.

This twentieth century mask from the Sande Society in Sierra Leone was used for ceremonial purposes in the initiation of young girls entering adulthood. Mature woman of Mende wore the mask in portraying the image of beauty and womanhood.

Augustus John by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1916

Augustus John by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1916

Drum, Culture group: Gabon, Punu peoples. Materials: Wood, hide and pigmented paint. Location: Ngounie River region.

Drum, Culture group: Gabon, Punu peoples. Materials: Wood, hide and pigmented paint. Location: Ngounie River region.

Africa | Royal Stool from the Asante people of Ghana | Wood and silver | ca. 1860

Africa | Royal Stool from the Asante people of Ghana | Wood and silver | ca. 1860

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