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Museum of Anthropology, College of Arts and Science, University of Missouri-Columbia

Museum of Anthropology
100 Swallow Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1440

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Africa - Ethnographic Collection

The ethnographic collection includes several hundred items from Africa, most of which was collected in the Congo in the early 20th century and from Morocco in the 1980s.

The Sutton Collection includes an assemblage of spears, knives, shields, swords, and other materials collected in the early 20th century from areas such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, and Nigeria.

Other areas represented within the African collection include Egypt, Sudan, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, and Senegal. Items representing the work of cultures such as the Masai, Turkana, Falasha, Hausa, Kikuyu, Niam Niam, Somali, and Berber include garments, ornaments, musical instruments, basketry, vessels, tools, hunting equipment, weaponry, head rests, and masks.

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Related Links

Equatorial Africa: Material Culture from Peoples of the Congo, Uganda and Kenya in the Museum Online

Museum Collection Databases

speaker's staff
Speakers Staff
early 20th century
Brugger Collection

head res
Head Rest
early 20th century
Sutton Collection