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Pavilion Sculptures: Previously on view

Before 2002 – January 28, 2008

Museum: African Art Museum

Location: Pavilion, Street Level

The following is a running list of objects that were on display in the Pavilion through late 2007. Because we learn about the rotations after the fact, we have decided it was too difficult to maintain.

The following objects were on view as of May 23, 2007-late 2007:

  • Pair of Figures (mid 20th century): Senufo peoples, Cote d'Ivoire. Wood.
  • Medicine Staff (18th to 19th century): Edo peoples, Benin Kingdom, Nigeria. Iron.
  • Vessel (early to late 20th century): Nsei peoples, Bamessing Chiefdom near Bamenda Grassfields region, Cameroon. Terracotta.
  • Door with Lock (20th century): Nuna peoples, Burkina Faso. Wood & iron.
  • Reduced Angled Spouted Black (1990): Magdalene Odundo. Ceramic.

The following object was on view near the entrance as of November 8, 2006-2007:

  • Mask (20th century): Possibly Efik peoples, Lower Cross River,Calaban region, Nigeria. Wood, antelope skin, fiber, bone.

The following 5 objects were on view in the pavilion as of May 9, 2005-2006:

  • Storage Vessel (20th century): Kurumba peoples, Burkina Faso. Ceramic
  • Megalithe (1991): Michael Bethe-Selassie (b. 1951, Nigeria). Papier mache, polychrome on wood, cane and chicken wire
  • Door (c. 1920s): Workshop of Yalokone, Northern Senufo peoples, Boundiali, Cote d'Ivoire. Wood & iron
  • Altar (early to mid-20th century): Fon peoples, Ouidah, Republic of Benin. Iron, wood, paint traces.
  • Crest Mask (late 19th to late 20th century): Ejagham peoples, Cross River Region, Nigeria. Wood, antelope skin, palm fiber, bamboo, metal.

The following 5 objects were on view in the pavilion beginning Jan. 9, 2004-spring 2005:

  • Storage Vessel (20th century): Kurumba peoples, Burkina Faso. Ceramic
  • Megalithe (1991): Michael Bethe-Selassie (b. 1951, Nigeria). Papier mache, polychrome on wood, cane and chicken wire
  • Door (c. 1920s): Workshop of Yalokone, Northern Senufo peoples, Boundiali, Cote d'Ivoire. Wood & iron
  • Untitled #1 (1994): Magdalene Odundo. Ceramic
  • Rooster (18th century): Benin kingdom, Nigeria. Cast copper alloy, iron rods

The following 5 sculptures were on view in the pavilion 10-3-2002 through Jan. 8, 2004:

  • Funerary sculpture (20th century): Bara or Tanosy peoples, Madagascar. Wood
  • Mask (19th century): Bamileke peoples, Cameroon, wood
  • Ana Mmuo (land of the dead) (1961): painting by Uche Okeke. Oil on board
  • Untitled #1 (1994): ceramic by Magdalene Odundo
  • Rooster (18th century): Benin kingdom, Nigeria. Cast copper alloy, iron rods

The following four sculptures were on view in the pavilion prior to Oct. 2002:

  • Masquerader with Boat Headdress (1987): Nigerian artist Sokari Douglas Camp
  • Sacrifice (1991): South African artist Ezrom Legae
  • Crescent Gate (1974) and Spoon (1975): Sudanese artist Amir Nour Note: The sculptures by Legae and Nour replace the sculptures Small Iriabo (Clapping Girl) (1986), and Woman, part of Audience Ensemble (1986) by Camp. Masquerader with Boat Headdress no longer "performs" every half hour.