- Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- The modified form of dentin derived from animal teeth. The most common example is from the tusks of mature elephants; similar material is obtained from any tusked or large-toothed mammal such as a walrus or narwhal.
- Style and culture of the nation of Liberia, a West African state founded in 1822.
- Members of a suborder containing nearly 4,450 species of reptiles having a single temporal opening lying above the bar formed by postorbital and squamosal bones, a pectoral girdle and interorbital septum always present, well-eveloped male copulatory organs (hemipenes) and saclike ovaries in females, often an elongated body, a long tail, four legs, and a scaly or granulated hide. The classification of lizards and other reptiles is in flux.
- Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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Owner Name: Jane Martin, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Ownership Start Date: September 24, 1985
Ownership End Date: May 1, 2016
Owner Name: Sekou Sillah
Ownership End Date: September 24, 1985
Remarks: Likely purchased in Monrovia, Liberia
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Figure Number: Accession No.: 17.1960.
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