Africa I2017-03-30T20:22:21+00:00

Project Description

Our African special collections were created with help from The Society of African Missions in Tenafly, New Jersey.

Africa is home to a wide range of exotic animals. Many African cultures used those animals in their artwork, creating sculptures and masks incorporating animal features.

I:
Bush Cow Mask from the Mama Culture of Northern Nigeria

II:
Bird Carving from the Senufo Culture of the Ivory Coast

Information on the Bird Carving:

A similar Bird Carving from the Senufo People at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

III. a,b.c :
Carved Soapstone Elephants

IV:
Giraffe

VI:
Traditional Tie Dye Fabric & Batik from Nigeria or the Ivory Coast

VII:
Kpan Mask from the Baule People of the Ivory Coast