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 mask is attached to a wooden base and carved from a dark wood. Both the base and the face of the mask show evidence of a red pigment. There are slits for the eyes and the open mouth shows filed teeth. The well-formed ears appear relatively high up on the mask.
This standing figure has been simply carved with flexed legs, the outline of arms, and a small protruding penis. The figure appears to be wearing a mask with an attached hairpiece of monkey skin that is nailed to the figure.
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 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.
This geometric carved ritual doll stands on a circular base. The face is very thin, while the rest of the head and hair protrude back into an oval-shaped disc. The facial features are simple with two cavities indicating the nostrils. Elaborate incised lines indicate the hairstyle.
Although numerous in quantity, this figure is of a rare style for the latter half of the 19th century. The figure stands on a wooden base with hands hanging down by his sides. The hands are designed in such a way to enable them to hold or suspend something from them.