- Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
- Representations of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium.
- Pulleys consisting of a grooved wheel in a frame, held in a frame and used to suspend and move the heddles on a loom. Examples are on African double-heddle looms, where the frames may be elaborately carved.
- Style and culture of Mali in West Africa, either the ancient empire of the 13th and 14th centuries or of the modern republic founded in 1960.
- 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.
- The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
On Selecting: Profiles of Alumnae Donors to the African Art & Artifacts Collection
, 1/25/2017 - 9/2/2017
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
"African Heritage Document and Research Center."
(Accessed June 11, 2020):
Record No.: 0177817.