Mother with Children, Anyi Peoples, Ivory Coast; wood, cowrie shell, beads
This collection was donated by the late Jane Matthews and consists of more than 100 artifacts, mostly of ritual functions. The artifacts come from the sub-Saharan region of West Africa, such as Burkina Faso, Congo, Ivory Coast, Mali and Nigeria. Several feature artifacts are large ceremonial masks and parts of ritual outfits (hats, headdresses, etc.).
The African Collection is not currently on display.