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.

Christian Processional Cross
Mask Representing a Male Ancestor (Chihongo)
Female Figure (Biiga)
Mask with a Superstructure Representing a Beautiful Mother (D'mba)
Slit Gong (Idoro) with a Human Torso
Mask Representing a Female Ancestral Spirit (Nòwo)
Equestrian Shrine Figure
Rhythm Pounder in the Form of a Female Figure (Doogele or Poro Piibele)