Portfolio: Encounters: The Arts of Africa [Exhibition Ongoing]

Installed in 2012, Encounters was the first of KAM’s permanent collection galleries to be fully renovated and reconceived to reflect the museum’s commitment to exploring the global connections and epistemological frames through which objects move and come to be known in the world. Curator: Allyson Purpura.

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Divination Bowl (Agere ifa)

brass or bronze and iron

Shrine Figure (onile)

brass or bronze, and iron

Aja Nsukka

burlap, with handmade paper, dye, and acrylic paint


faience (glaze sintered-quartz)

Bound Figure




Ibeji Figure

wood and beads

Cap Mask (Mbuya)

wood and pigment

Bush Buffalo Mask

wood and pigment

Female Figure (nkisi)

wood and porcelain

Storage Chest

wood with copper, brass, iron, and pigment

Portrait Mask (lipiko)

wood with human hair, paint and pigment

Efe-Gelede Cap Mask (Apasa)

wood with indigo and white


wood with pyrography

Pair of Sandals (mtalawanda)

wood with silver and copper

Chief's Stool

wood, brass tacks, and beads

Power Figure (Nkisi)

wood, cowrie shells, fiber, and palm oil

Dance wand (Eshu)

wood, hide, cowrie shells, fiber, medicinal bundles, indigo

Helmet Mask (epa)

wood, iron, fiber, and sacrificial substances

Power Figure (Nkisi)

wood, lizard, bushbuck horn, and medicinal substances

Face Mask (Ninea-Gla)

wood, metal, and chalk

Ibeji Figure

wood, nails, cowrie shells, and camwood powder

Miniature Initiation Mask

wood, pigment, and raffia

Cap Mask (Pumbu)

wood, pigment, cloth, and fiber

Crest Mask (Chi Wara)

wood, raffia, and brass

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