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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.

Vessel
Slit Gong (Idoro) with a Human Torso
Necklace
Bondo Society Mask (Nòwo)
Equestrian Shrine Figure
Oliphant
Mask Representing a Male Ancestor (Chihongo)
Mask, “The Owner of the Deep Set Eyes” (Olójú Foforo), Surmounted by a Figure of the Priestess of the Goddess Òsun
Female Figure (Biiga)
Portrait Mask of a Woman (Ndoma)
Mask Representing a Beautiful Mother (D'mba)
Female Figure with Four Children