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    Head of a king (oba)

    Unknown artist, Bini
    Head of a king (oba), ca. 1550-1650
    Bronze
    Height: 26.7 x 19.7 x 21.6 cm (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 39.054

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    Palma

    Unknown artist, Mexican, Veracruz
    Palma, 600 - 900
    Volcanic stone
    Height: 68.3 cm (26 7/8 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 43.194

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    Olmec Baby

    Unknown artist, Mexican; Olmec
    Olmec Baby, 1200 - 1000 BCE
    Terracotta
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Barnet Fain 81.152

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    Jar

    Unknown artist, North American Indian; Pueblo culture; Southwest culture area; Zuñi, New Mexico
    Jar, ca. 1825
    Earthenware with slip decoration and Kiapkwa polychromy
    Height: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Thomas Hunt 43.407

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    Headrest with antelope

    Unknown artist, Possibly; Shona; Zimbabwe
    Portuguese, previous attribution

    West African, previous attribution
    Headrest with antelope, ca. 1885-1895
    Wood
    16.2 x 7 cm (6 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Dr. Marion Shepard 44.026

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    Sa'lakwmana (Shalako Maiden) figure

    Unknown artist, Hopi; North American Indian; Pueblo culture
    Sa’lakwmana (Shalako Maiden) figure, early 20th century
    Cottonwood and pigments
    21.9 x 7.6 cm (8 5/8 x 3 inches) (doll)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.615

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    Figural Spoon

    Unknown artist, Bijogo, Africa; Guinea-Bissau
    Portuguese, previous attribution
    Figural Spoon, 19th century
    Painted wood
    Length: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Dr. Marion Shepard 44.021

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    Spider monkey

    Unknown artist, Aztec (ancient culture)
    Spider monkey, 1200-1521
    Volcanic stone
    35.6 x 26.7 x 24.8 cm (14 x 10 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 43.545

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    Tray

    Attributed to Susie White
    North American Indian
    Tray, early 20th century
    Plant material
    7 x 26.7 cm (2 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Edward B. Aldrich 18.064

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    Basketry plaque

    Unknown artist, Hopi pueblo; North American Indian; southwest; Third Mesa
    Basketry plaque, ca. 1900
    Rabbitbrush, siwi, scrub sumac or arroyo willow, yucca, kaolin and pigments
    Diameter: 45.1 cm (17 3/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.582

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    Raven rattle

    Unknown artist, Haida; North American Indian; Northwest Coast culture area; Tsimshian
    Raven rattle, before 1925
    Wood and pigments
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.359

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    Unknown artist, Mochica; Peruvian
    jug, ca. 550-650
    Earthenware
    Height: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 15.222