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MS-115

 Series — Series: 1
Collection number: Series 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Songye tribal masks and power figures from Congo, Africa. Seized by United States Fish and Wildlife Service while being smuggled into Hartsfield International Airport. Some pieces incorporated materials harvested from endangered species, which were removed. United States Fish and Wildlife Service donated these materials to Valdosta State University Archives in 2011. Thirty-four art pieces distributed across thirty-three item entries; Songye masks, artifacts, and power figures from Congo, Africa. Six additional items were donated by United States Fish and Wildlife service seized upon shipment from Cameroon.  All items are in the African Arts Gallery in display cases on the third floor of Odum Library.

Dates

  • Acquired: 2011-08-26

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

From the Collection: 34.00 artifact

Language

From the Collection: English

Private Title

MS-115

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
7063728116
229-259-5055 (Fax)