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The Great Temple, Abu Simbel
Africa; Ancient Egypt; Abu Simbel; Temples; Statues; Frith, Francis, 1822-1898
Black and white photograph showing the colossal statues flanking the entrance to the temple. 1857. Francis Frith, the photographer, was a world-wide traveler. He made a series of trips to the Nile region...
Sculpture from the Outer Wall, Dendera
Dendera, Egypt; Africa; Hieroglyphics; Flinders Petrie, William, 1853-1942; Archaeology; Temples
Black and white photograph of a section of the wall of the temple at Dendera, Egypt. 1857.
Panya Ngombe Face Mask
Zaire; Africa; Masks; Emblems of office; Pende
This triangular wood mask is nearly flat and painted all over with a reddish paint. A narrow band of alternating black and white triangles is painted along the outer edge of the face from eye to eye along...
Sierra Leone Sowei Helmet Mask
Sierra Leone; Africa; Ritual objects; Masks; Mende culture; Sande society; Helmets
Dark wooden carved helmet mask with long braids of human hair attached with string to holes along the lower edge. A small, diamond-shaped face with almond-shaped eyes is carved in relatively low relief...
Nigeria; Africa; Sculptures; Musical instruments
Carved wooden male figure kneels on short disk and supports a cylindrical hollow drum on his head and hands. Large eyes, a wide nose and closed mouth are carved on the face. The figure wears a simple loincloth....
Great Sphinx of Gizeh
Gizeh, Egypt; Africa; Sphinx
Black and white stereograph slide, #T 233 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
Nigerian Diviner's Staff
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Staff; Diviner
The long staff is roughly wrought (hand-made) out of iron. There are two clusters of long, narrow cones attached along the shaft and another inverted cluster at the top, supporting a disk and a simple,...
Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures
A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...
Connecting California's Classrooms to the World
Web site; Mathematics; History; Science; Language; Social science; Primary source materials; Lesson plans
Web site sponsored by the California Technology Assistance Project and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association. Includes links to lesson plans for different grade levels...
Nigerian Cap Mask
Africa; Masks; Ritual objects; Nigeria; Dancers
This wooden mask is hollow and made to set atop a dancer's head. The face has almond-shaped eyes with round holes cut through the middle; a wide, flattened nose, a closed mouth with full lips; almond-shaped...
Ghana Wooden Comb
Ghana; Africa; Hair; Ornaments; Carving; Asanti culture
This narrow comb with nine round, tapered tines is carved in one piece from light-colored wood. The large, decorative carved handle is flat on the back but the front is carved in the form of a female figure....
Bedcovers; Bedcovering; Weaving; Coverlet
A large sunburst is positioned in the center of the coverlet on a lush field surrounded by a series of geometric and floral borders. All four sides have a wide floral border. Red, blue, green and undyed...
Native American Bandolier Bag
Pouch; Bags; Native American; Indians of North America; Beads; Celebrations; Decorations; Bandoliers
A bandolier bag is a large pouch with a long continuous strap. This one is made of deerskin. The panel between the strap and pouch is covered with black velvet. Along the bottom edge are wool yarn tassels...
Ghana Fertility Figure (Akua'ba)
Ghana; Africa; Sculptures; Dolls; Asanti culture
Carved wooden female figure is an abstraction, with a disproportionally large head. The cylindrical body stands on a short base and the tapering arms extend straight out from the body. The head is a nearly...
Native American Moccasins (pair)
Footwear; Moccasins; Clothing & dress; Apparel; Native American; Indians of North America; Shoes; Leather; Algonquin
Moccasins are footwear made of leather. This pair has soft deerskin uppers and hardened rawhide soles; they are stitched entirely by hand. The uppers are decorated with white, red and blue beads sewn on...
Native American Wedding Belt
Marriage; Weddings; Wedding costume; Belts; Native American; Indians of North America; Clothing & dress; Beaded; Beads; Decorations
The main section of the belt is 4" wide and 20-1/2" long. It is made of black wool and lined on the back with brown linen; the edges are trimmed with green silk. The front is decorated with tiny glass...
Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid
Nigeria; Africa; Bowls (Tableware); Containers; Yoruban culture
A decorative bowl carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a kneeling woman holding a lidded bowl in the shape of a rooster. The woman has large breasts and is unclothed. Four rings suggesting...
Nigerian Eshu Cult Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Worship figures; Yoruban culture; Carving
This is a figure of a man, carved from dark wood, standing on a round base. The carved features include bulging eyes, a prominent forehead, and hair that starts on the forehead and extends back into a...
Colonnade of the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Karnak, Thebes
Egypt; Temples; Thebes; Karnak
Black and white stereograph slide, #T 236 from Tour of the World, vol. 5 and 6.
Graves Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956
A carved and painted mallard drake decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY CO". The decoy has a green head with a yellow-green beak, a white ring around the neck and a brown chest....
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