This carved female figure is seated and holds a pot or cup in her left hand and a staff in her right. The ears are pierced and a metal loop remains in the left while the right ear lobe has broken. The teeth appear to be filed but the front teeth are missing.
This large wooden mask shows some a heart-shaped face, with cowrie-shaped eyes a large bulbous nose and traces of kaolin, however no eyeholes are apparent. There is significant damage to the left eye, together with both sides of the mask and a broken piece of wood at the top and base.
The long slender body shows a female torso surrounded at the base by animal fur and a set of blue and white beads. The beads appear to have some form of encrustation around them, as does the base of the carving near the animal skin.
This standing figure of a mother and child is carved from a mid-brown wood with a soft sheen. The faces of both the mother and child are particularly well carved and detailed and both look out to the viewer.
This mask is made of a light-coloured wood and displays painted lips and eyebrows, with a vertical motif painted on the forehead. There are apertures for the mouth and the eyes, and a hole on each side of the mask by the ear suggests attachments for wearing.
This creature has been identified as a yellow baboon. It sits on a wooden base, adopting a posture on all fours, with the large front paws overlapping the vertical edge, while the back paws face backwards, curling round and under.
This pipe is of a small size with a short stem and has more in common with European versions, than African. It shows a Turk’s head with a plaited ring of cane that binds the end of the pipe bowl to the stem.
This small mask displays cowrie-shaped eyes, a flat nose, and full lips. V-shaped markings can be seen under the eyes and some faint encrustation is evident round the mouth and nose area. Faint traces of knife marks can be seen on the left temple.
This oval shaped cup is for the ceremonial drinking of palm wine. Carved to a very smooth finish, there are two openings to allow for drinking (double-mouthed). The perforated lug on one side shows a geometric motif on the side and top, and evidence of wear suggests the cup was suspended.
This shallow mask is constructed of a dark wood with a slender nose and slits for eyes. Holes around the rim suggest where a costume was attached, and three rows of holes at the top of the mask may suggest multiple attachments.