A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
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Already known for its fine American Indian collections and its Arctic Archeological research collection, The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island has also some important African Art collection, collected in the XIXth century.Some very fine Mangbetu pieces, Yoruba, Chokwe, Akan, Nsapo, etc...
The Haffenreffer Museum's holdings, representing human cultures worldwide, total 112,834 items, of which 15,139 are ethnographic, all of which are catalogued. While strongest in Native North American materials, the HMA also contains significant material from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. including:
While current facilities in Bristol limit the number of objects on display at any one time, the collections are available to qualified researchers. The Museum has nearly completed entering the catalogue onto a computerized data base, allowing for easy search and reporting on the collection. For research access, please contact Kevin Smith at (401) 253-8388.
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