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