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Ancestral Screen
Ancestral Screen
Maker:
Date:
1890–1920
Location:
de Young
Gallery 40
Century:
Media:
Iroko Wood, Bamboo, Rattan, Pigment, Vegetable Fibers, Metal
Dimensions:
90.2 x 86.4 cm (35 1/2 x 34 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Kalabari Ijo People
Provenance:

The Artist (Pokia Family)

Collected in the Niger Delta River village of Abonnema in 1987 by Charles Davis, a dealer in New Orleans

Davis Gallery, LA

Private Collection, Connecticut, 1987-2004

Accession Number:
2005.23a-d
Acquisition Date:
2005-04-14
Credit Line:

Foundation Purchase, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions

Latticed screen with attached figures.

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Gelede Mask of British Officer
Gelede Mask of British Officer (late 19th century)
Diviner's necklace (odigba ifa)
Diviner's necklace (odigba ifa) (late 19th–20th century)
Sango dancewand
Sango dancewand (19th century)
House post
House post (19th–20th century)