Featured Works

Cake Basket

In this painting, Jesus has returned to earth and divided a sea of humanity into the righteous on the left and the damned, who are being tortured by devils, on the right.

Last Judgment

The Collection

Society Emblem (drung mgbe), Ejagham people, Republic of Cameroon, and Nigeria, African, fiber, skulls, wood, horns, gourds, leather, and patina

Society Emblem (drung mgbe)

Large round jar with foot, narrows slightly toward the bottom. Raised ridge around widest portion of vessel. Shoulder decorated with groups of angled and curved parallel incised lines; bottom half with incised geometric patterns. Reddish color with fire clouds.


  • Bozo people, Jenne, Mali (also spelled Djenne), African
  • fired clay
Helmet mask with janus face on helmet, surmounted by equestrian figure hunter/warrior figure positioned on circular platform.

Epa Mask

Costume for Egungun Masquerade, Yoruba people, Oyo region, Nigeria, African, textiles, wood, metal

Costume for Egungun Masquerade

Tent Pole, Tuareg people, Sahel region, West Africa, African, carved wood

Tent Pole

  • Tuareg people, Sahel region, West Africa, African
  • carved wood
Vessel, Matakam people, and Chad, African, fired clay and slip


Flat serpent with head and tail emerging from central coil


  • Gan people, or Lobi people, Burkina Faso, African
  • iron
Broad oblong forged-iron blade with very slight concave curve terminates in a straight edge, which extends slightly beyond the oblong on either side (similar to silhouette of a bell); short, conical spike extends from straight edge of blade.

Currency Blade

  • Afo people, Nigeria, African
  • iron
Mask, Guro people, Côte d'Ivoire, African, wood and pigment