The records in this repository comply with Categories for the Description of Art (CDWA) standards and contain the core category requirements. Work is categorized according to Chenall’s System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. To the extent possible, controlled vocabulary is used to describe objects, creators, and materials using The J. Paul Getty Trust’s Union List of Artists (ULAN) and The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT). Links to the controlled vocabulary are provided in the sidebar.

An Excel spreadsheet describing the collection’s metadata schema and controlled vocabulary can be found here. Enjoy the collections.

Recent Submissions

  • Mask 

    Unknown (African, Bambara) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Mask Exhibition History:North Museum, "African Masks," January 24-April 6,1998
  • Wango Spirit Mask 

    Unknown (African, Mossi) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Mask Exhibition History:
  • Doll 

    Unknown (African, Mossi tribe, Upper Volta) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Recreational Artifacts, Toy, Doll Exhibition History:African Domestic and Ritual Arts, November 20-December 30 1982.
  • Ancestor Figure 

    Unknown (African, Dogon tribe, Mali) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Figure, Religous Exhibition History:
  • Thumb Piano 

    Unknown (African) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: T&E for Communication, Musical T&E, Piano Exhibition History:Exhibited in Booth Ferris, Steinman College Center, April 8-10, 1988. Black Cultural Arts Weekend.
  • Guinia Fowl Carvings 

    Unknown (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Art, Figurine, Animal Exhibition History:
  • Spear 

    Unknown (African, Cameroun) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: T&E for Science and Technology, Armament-Edged, Spear Exhibition History:North Museum "African Domestic and Ritual Arts," November 20 to December 30, 1982.
  • Spear 

    Unknown (African, Cameroun) Nigeria) (2009-07-16)
    Classification:T&E for Science and Technology, Armament-Edged, Spear Exhibition History:North Museum "African Domestic and Ritual Arts," November 20 to December 30, 1982.
  • Stool 

    Unknown (African, Nigeria) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Building Furnishings, Furniture, Stool Exhibition History:Exhibited at North Museum, "African Domestic and Ritual Arts," Nov 20 to Dec 30, 1982.
  • Antelope Mask 

    Unknown (African-Bamileke Tribe, Cameroun) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Mask Exhibition History:
  • Mask 

    Unknown (African, Chamba Tribe, Nigeria) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Mask Exhibition History:North Museum "African Domestic and Ritual Arts, November 20-December 30, 1982. Community Gallery of Lancaster, "Reflections on a Trip ...
  • Twin Figure 

    Unknown (African, Yoruba) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Figure, Religious Exhibition History:
  • Face Mask 

    Unknown (African, Dan) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Mask Exhibition History:
  • Door Lintel 

    Unknown (African, Bamileke) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Structures, Building Component, Lintel Exhibition History:
  • Female Ancestor Figure 

    Unknown (African, Lobi, Ghana) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Figure, Religious Exhibition History:
  • Poro Face Mask 

    Unknown (African, Dan) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Mask Exhibition History:
  • Poro Face Mask 

    Unknown (African, Dan) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Mask Exhibition History:
  • Face Mask 

    Unknown (African, Bete) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Mask Exhibition History:
  • Standing Figure 

    Unknown (African, Suku) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Figure,Religious Exhibition History:
  • Ancestral Figure 

    Unknown (African, Dogon) (2009-07-16)
    Classification: Communication Artifact, Cerimonial Artifact, Figure, Religious Exhibition History:

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