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African: Gabon, Fang: Mask [Paris] - fang_mas.jpg
African: Gabon, Kota: Reliquary Figure - kota_rel.jpg
African: Gabon, Kota: Reliquary Figure - kota_rel.jpg
African: Guinea, Kono or Guerze: Mask, 1910 [Houston] - kono.jpg
African: Guinea, Susu: Mask [Paris] - susu_mas.jpg
African: Guinea, Susu: Mask [Paris] - susu_mas.jpg
African: Ivory Coast, Dyula: Mask with Horns, 20th Cent. [Houston] - dyula.jpg
African: Ivory Coast, Senufo: Rhythm Pounder - rhythm_p.jpg
African: Mali, Jenne: Woman and Child, 17th Cent [Houston] - jenne.jpg
African: Upper Volta, Tusyan: Mask [Geneva] - tusyan_m.jpg
African: Zaire, Songye: Figure [Brussels] - songye_f.jpg
African: Zaire, Songye: Kifwebe Mask - kifwebe_.jpg
African: Zaire, Yombe: Fetish Figure [Detroit] - yombe_fe.jpg
African: Zaire, Yombe: Fetish [Tervuren/Belgium] - fetish2.jpg
African: Zaire, Zimba?: Mask, 1900 [Houston] - zimba.jpg
Islamic: Page from a Quran (North African, c. 1300) - quran.jpg

NORTH AFRICAN
Page from a Qur'an
c. 1300
Ink, colors, and gold on vellum
21 x 22 in. (53.3 x 55.9 cm)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

AFRICAN, YOMBE
Fetish
Zaire
Wood and mixed media
23 3/8 in. (59.5 cm) high
Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

AFRICAN, Zaire, Luama River, Zimba, Bango Bango,
   or Hemba people
Mask
Late 19th-early 20th century
Ivory
8 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 2 7/8 in.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

AFRICAN, SUSU
Mask
Guinea
Cloth, metal, and fiber
23 5/8 in. (60 cm) high
Musee de l'Homme, Paris

AFRICAN, SONGYE
Figure
Zaire
Wood, metal, and feathers
44 1/4 in. (112.5 cm) high
Collection J.W. Mestach, Brussels

AFRICAN, KOTA
Reliquary Figure
Gabon
Wood, copper, and brass
26 3/4 in. (68 cm) high
Private collection

AFRICAN, Southern Guinea, probably Kono or Guerze peoples
Mask
Early 20th century
Wood with metal, cloth, and string
14 1/2 x 18 x 3 1/2 in.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

AFRICAN, FANG
Mask
Gabon
Painted wood
18 7/8 in. (48 cm) high
Musee National d'Art Moderne,
   Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

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