Benin Bronze Head, Nigeria, 19th Century

Composed primarily of sculpture from West and Central Africa, the Fleming's collection includes an 18th-century Benin Queen Mother sculpture head, Ashanti gold weights, Mende sowo mask, as well as 19th-century beadwork and carved wooden pieces from Southeast Africa. Other highlights include contemporary interpretations of traditional forms, such as a telephone-wire basket from South Africa and plastic Ibeji figures from Nigeria.

Weight in form of bush buck
Head (Queen Mother)
Beaded ornamental-tab necklace
Beaded panel (Isigege)
Figure of mother and child
ca. 1920