introduction
BEGINNINGS:
THE PHOEBE HEARST ERA (1902-1920)


TRANSITION (1920-1945)

EXPANSION (1945-1960)

CULMINATION (1960-1980)

The Americas
Africa
01. Shango dance wand

02. Divination bowl, woman with chicken

03. Divination tray

04. Stool

05. Royal foot cushion, beaded

06. Colonial figurine: polo player

07. Crest mask

08. Painted drum

09. Double-face helmet mask

10. Cosmetics container, tortoise shell and ostrich eggshell beads

11. Woman's shawl, embroidered silk (detail)

Asia
Oceania and Australia

RECENT YEARS (1980-2001)

RECENT ACQUISITIONS



Cosmetics container, tortoise shell and ostrich eggshell beads
Namibia, !Kangwa; !Kung (San)
Collected by Richard B. Lee, 1964.
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Lee's research was encouraged by UC physical anthropologist Sherwood Washburn, who wanted to explore the possible relevance of contemporary hunter-gatherers like the !Kung to early man in East Africa. This is a fine example of the kind of domestic object made by the nomadic people (formerly called "Bushmen") from natural materials. Inside is a cotton powder puff.