African Art Highlights

The African art collection comprises nearly 2,000 objects, representing 3,000 years of African history, with masks, figures, utilitarian objects, jewelry, ceramics, and textiles from throughout the continent. Highlights include ritual figures and masks from West and Central Africa, and terracotta antiquities from the Sahel area.

Mask Representing a Male Ancestor (Chihongo)
Female Figure (Biiga)
Female Figure with Four Children
Equestrian Shrine Figure
Mask, "The Owner of the Deep-Set Eyes" (Oloju Foforo), Surmounted by a Figure of the Priestess of the Goddess Oshun
Human Head
Rhythm Pounder in the Form of a Female Figure (Doogele or Poro Piibele)
Portrait Mask of a Woman (Ndoma)
Slit Gong (Idoro) with a Human Torso
Bondo Society Mask (Nòwo)