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Figure

The donor’s letter of this carving highlights the dangerous attitudes of the time, which are unacceptable and grossly inaccurate. By reading such documents we have a better understanding of the...

Tile

Paper and old hand-written note circa 1924 on the back reads “Copy of Hieroglyphics on top of altar of Copan in Guatemala (near the frontier of Honduras). This altar is supported...

Clay head (incensario fragment)

This clay head comes from the state of Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico, and dates to the late pre-Columbian era. Accession register: “8 clay masks. From a mound near...

Ngolo

This elaborately forged knife, called an ngolo, was used exclusively on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of the legitimacy of the chief. This form has been linked in European reports...

Figure

Kneeling female figure with conical hair-style. She holds a smoking pipe in her left hand. Black resin lumps may contain medicines. Collected before 1889....

Figure

Dog figure with medicine box and carrying a cane in his mouth. Dogs, being both domesticated animals and hunters, mediate between the world of the living and the dead....

Carving

Dennett himself classed the nkisi into three categories. This one he referred to as a ‘gilly-gilly’, a small nkisi that was carried, either hung from the shoulder or in a...

Power bundle

A hand-written note by Dennett is tied into one of the cloth fronds of this nkisi. It informs the reader that this power figure was used for getting rich. Clasping...

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