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Africa | Doll from the Mwila people of southern Angola | Fiber, glass beads

Africa | Doll from the Mwila people of southern Angola | Fiber, glass beads

Africa | Power figure ~ Akuaba ~ from the Fante people of Ghana | Wood, glass beads and natural fiber | 2nd half of the 20th century

Africa | Power figure ~ Akuaba ~ from the Fante people of Ghana | Wood, glass beads and natural fiber | 2nd half of the 20th century

Africa | Fertility Doll "ham pilu" from the Fali people of Cameroon | Wood, glass beads, leather amulet bag, cowrie shells, coins and cloth.

Africa | Fertility Doll "ham pilu" from the Fali people of Cameroon | Wood, glass beads, leather amulet bag, cowrie shells, coins and cloth.

Africa | Fali doll from northern Cameroon | Wood, glass beads, leather, coins, cowrie shells, leather amulets, metal rings

Africa | Fali doll from northern Cameroon | Wood, glass beads, leather, coins, cowrie shells, leather amulets, metal rings

Africa | Fali doll from northern Cameroon | Wood, glass beads, leather strips, cowrie shells, leather amulets, iron amulets

Africa | Fali doll from northern Cameroon | Wood, glass beads, leather strips, cowrie shells, leather amulets, iron amulets

Africa | Fertility doll from the Sotho people of Lesotho.  Wood core, covered in beadwork | ca. 1920 - 1928 // 71.1998.7.7

Africa | Fertility doll from the Sotho people of Lesotho. Wood core, covered in beadwork | ca. 1920 - 1928 // 71.1998.7.7

Africa | Fertility doll from the Sotho people of South Africa | Conical wooden core, coated with cloth, twisted grass fibre rings and bead bracelets, decorated with strings of glass beads, coiffure of dyed plant fibre | The skill of making dolls is passed on from the mother to the daughter

Africa | Fertility doll from the Sotho people of South Africa | Conical wooden core, coated with cloth, twisted grass fibre rings and bead bracelets, decorated with strings of glass beads, coiffure of dyed plant fibre | The skill of making dolls is passed on from the mother to the daughter

Africa | Dowayo doll from the Dowayo Namji people of North West Cameroon, near the Nigerian border | Wood, textiles, glass beads, cowrie shells, metal | ca. early to mid 1900s | 13,750€ ~ Sold (Sothby's Dec 2008, Paris)

Africa | Dowayo doll from the Dowayo Namji people of North West Cameroon, near the Nigerian border | Wood, textiles, glass beads, cowrie shells, metal | ca. early to mid 1900s | 13,750€ ~ Sold (Sothby's Dec 2008, Paris)

Africa | Doll from the Fali people of Cameroon | Bone, glass beads, cowrie shells and natural fiber.

Africa | Doll from the Fali people of Cameroon | Bone, glass beads, cowrie shells and natural fiber.

Africa | Doll from the Sotho people of Lesotho. Core covered with cloth and decorated with beadwork | ca. late 19th to early 20th century // 71.1930.8.5

Africa | Doll from the Sotho people of Lesotho. Core covered with cloth and decorated with beadwork | ca. late 19th to early 20th century // 71.1930.8.5

Africa | Dolls from Namibia or southern Angola | Wood covered in woven plant fiber and decorated with brass and glass.  Remains of kaolin

Africa | Dolls from Namibia or southern Angola | Wood covered in woven plant fiber and decorated with brass and glass. Remains of kaolin

Africa | Fertility doll from the Namji people of Cameroon | Wood core, heavily decorated with glass beads and shells

Africa | Fertility doll from the Namji people of Cameroon | Wood core, heavily decorated with glass beads and shells

Africa | 'Gymwane' dolls from the Ntwane people of South Africa | Built around a core of slightly tapered wood, covered with braided plant fiber rings, the doll is decorated with beads, buttons, pieces, and various other items | From the former collection Udo Horstmann

Africa | 'Gymwane' dolls from the Ntwane people of South Africa | Built around a core of slightly tapered wood, covered with braided plant fiber rings, the doll is decorated with beads, buttons, pieces, and various other items | From the former collection Udo Horstmann

Africa | Fali dolls from northern Cameroon | a) Wood, glass beads, cowrie shells, coins | b) Wood, glass beads, cowrie shells, cotton string and coins

Africa | Fali dolls from northern Cameroon | a) Wood, glass beads, cowrie shells, coins | b) Wood, glass beads, cowrie shells, cotton string and coins