Featured Objects: Anonymous Donation of Western and Central African artifacts overview image

Featured Objects: Anonymous Donation of Western and Central African artifacts

  • Post Date3/31/2017
  • Reading Time2 minute read

Originating in the western and central regions of Africa, this group of over 70 artifacts includes musical instruments, coil currency, beer pots, honey pots, stools, wooden bowls, and cache sexe (beaded aprons for young girls), as well as many other items.

  • Three dark brown various shaped seed pods strung together on a braided tan rope.
  • Dark brown metal coil used as currency.
  • Dark brown round honey pot.
  • Dark brown wooden stool with three legs and a round top.
  • round bowl with bands of etches designs
  • band of rectangular beadwork with brown ties from the top two corners

These objects, given by an anonymous donor in 2005, and representing many culture groups in Africa, support the Museum’s mission by helping interpret the diversity of cultures across the globe.