A-to-Z Index

ARTH 312

Sub-Saharan African Art

 Aderonke Adesanya


Required Procedures:

1) Choose one of the objects below and note its current location.

2) Carefully look at the photograph and read the information provided.

3) Research any unfamiliar words or imagery before your visit.

4) Got to Skyline Museum, located in Festival room 1108 which is open Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm, no appointment needed.  Please let the gallery attendent know that you are here for Aderonke Adesanya's ARTH 312 paper assignment so that you can sign in and out on the appropriate sheet.

5) All images and information below may be used, citing this website as your source. 


First Shelf (from top to bottom)

1.     Kente Cloth (Multi-color)
Ghana: Asante Peoples, 20th Century
Woven Textile

2.     Kente Cloth (Black and White)
Ghana: Asante Peoples,  20th Century
Woven Textile

3.     Adinkra Cloth
Ghana: Asante Peoples, 20th Century
Woven and Stamped Textile

Second Shelf

1.     Bridal Necklace
Kenya: Maasai Peoples, early 20th Century
Woven Grass and Horsehair, with Beads and Leather

2.     Adinkra Stamp
Ghana: Asante Peoples, 20th Century
Carved Gourd

3.     Doll
Burkina Faso: Mossi Peoples, early 20th Century
Carved Wood

4.     Doll
Burkina Faso: Mossi Peoples, early 20th Century
Carved Wood

5.     Katanga Cross
Shaba (DR Congo): Luba Peoples, 19th Century
Copper

Third Shelf

1.     Throwing Axe
West Africa, 19th Century
Bronze

2.     Kissi Penny
Sierra Leone: Kissi Peoples, 1900
Iron

3.     Sea Turtle Weight
Ghana: Akan Peoples, 19th Century
Bronze

4.     Woman Weight
Ghana: Akan Peoples, 19th Century
Bronze

5.     Drummer Weight
Ghana: Akan Peoples, 19th Century
Bronze

6.     Crocodile Weight
Ghana: Akan Peoples, early 20th Century
Brass

7.     Crocodile Blade
Ghana: Akan Peoples, early 20th Century
Iron

8.     Bird Weight
Ghana: Akan Peoples, early 20th Century
Brass

Fourth Shelf

1.     Zoomorphic Mask (Monkey or Cat)
Burkina Faso, early 20th Century
Carved and Painted Wood

2.     Antelope Mask
Burkina Faso, early 20th Century
Carved and Painted Wood