AFRICAN REFLECTIONS: ART FROM NORTHEASTERN ZAIRE

 
ADZE
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4105
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: WOOD, STAIN
Dimensions: L:44.7 W:14 H:3 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: ADZE
Category: EQUIPMENT

Exhibition Label: The most essential tool for wood carving in northeastern Zaire, the adze is also used in the first stages of carving ivory.
 
ADZE BLADE
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4086
Culture: ZANDE?
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: METAL (IRON)
Dimensions: L:15.7 W:3.6 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: ADZE BLADE

Exhibition Label: Adze with wooden handle and iron blade.
 
ANKLET, CHARM
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 1920
Culture: MANGBETU
Locale: MEDJE
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: BONE, CORD, WOOD, COATING
Dimensions: D:8 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: ANKLET, CHARM
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Anklet of wood and bone, worn by men when hunting in the forest. The bones have the power to protect the wearer from injury.
 
ANKLETS
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4259 AB
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: METAL (BRASS), CORD
Dimensions: A) L:18.2 W:13.5 H:1.4 B) L:17.2 W:12.5 H:2.1 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: ANKLET
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Woman's brass bead anklets.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 2572
Culture: ZANDE?
Locale: AKENGE
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: LEAVES, PLANT FIBER
Dimensions: L:24.5 W:5.6 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 3564
Culture: ABARAMBO?
Locale: POKO
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: LEAVES, PLANT FIBER, DYE, CORD
Dimensions: L:20.5 W:20.3 H:6 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4343
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: PLANT FIBER, DYE, LEAVES, CORD
Dimensions: L:24 W:20.7 H:7.4 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4353
Culture: MANGBETU
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: PLANT FIBER, CORD, DYE
Dimensions: L:26.5 W:23 H:7 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4356
Culture: MANGBETU
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: PLANT FIBER, LEAVES, CORD, DYE
Dimensions: L:30 W:20 H:7 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4392
Culture: MANGBETU?
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: PLANT FIBER, CORD, LEAVES, DYE
Dimensions: L:25.5 W:20.5 H:7.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4407
Culture: MANGBETU?
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: PLANT FIBER, CORD, DYE, LEAVES
Dimensions: L:24 W:17 H:7.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4408
Culture: MANGBETU?
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: PLANT FIBER, LEAVES, CORD, DYE
Dimensions: L:24.5 W:17.5 H:9.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4419
Culture: MANGBETU?
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: LEAVES, DYE, PLANT FIBER
Dimensions: L:17 W:6 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron with braided elephant hair belt, worn by women over their barkcloth.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4443
Culture: MANGBETU?
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: PLANT FIBER, LEAVES, DYE, CORD
Dimensions: L:8.7 W:7.6 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber aprons on raffia cord.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 4444
Culture: MANGBETU?
Locale: NIANGARA
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: PLANT FIBER, LEAVES, DYE, CORD
Dimensions: L:7.5 W:9 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber aprons on raffia cord.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 6596
Culture: MANGBETU
Country: ZAIRE?, CONGO?
Material: PLANT FIBER, CORD, LEAVES, DYE
Dimensions: L:32 W:22 H:7 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1937 [GIFT]
Donor: BIRNBAUM
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
APRON
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 6597
Culture: MANGBETU
Country: ZAIRE?, CONGO?
Material: LEAVES, PLANT FIBER, CORD, DYE
Dimensions: L:34 W:22.5 H:6.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1937 [GIFT]
Donor: BIRNBAUM
Keywords: APRON
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Plant-fiber apron.
 
ARM ORNAMENT
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 2744
Culture: ZANDE
Locale: AKENGE
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: WOOD, TAIL (GENET), FEATHER (PARROT), CORD
Dimensions: L:73 W:16 H:8 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: ARM ORNAMENT

Exhibition Label: Wooden ring with genet tails, guinea fowl, touraco and grey parrot feathers, worn by Chief Akenge on his right arm as part of his dancing costume. A chief's dancing skills were considered an indication of his ability to rule.
 
ARMLETS
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 1956 AB
Culture: MANGBETU
Locale: MEDJE
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: HIDE, METAL (BRASS), WOOD
Dimensions: A) L:10 W:6.5 H:3.5 B) L:7 W:7.5 H:4 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: ARMLET
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: Wooden and brass armlets.
 
ARROW
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.1/ 2029 B
Culture: MANGBETU
Locale: MEDJE
Country: CONGO (BELGIAN CONGO)
Material: HIDE, FUR, CORD, METAL (IRON), WOOD, LEAVES
Dimensions: L:49 W:.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LANG, HERBERT
Keywords: ARROW
Category: WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
 
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