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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.

Slit Gong (Idoro) with a Human Torso
Necklace
Christian Processional Cross
Mask
Bondo Society Mask (Nòwo)
Oliphant
Mask Representing a Male Ancestor (Chihongo)
Female Figure (Biiga)
Fragment of a Male Figure
Mask, “The Owner of the Deep Set Eyes” (Olójú Foforo), Surmounted by a Figure of the Priestess of the Goddess Òsun