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The Harn Museum’s African Collection includes works that illuminate the diversity and historical depth of art from the continent. The Harn collection is distinctive in the strength of its holdings that include a broad range of geographic regions, media and historical periods, ranging from the 5th century BCE to the 21st century. A diverse array of media are represented, including wood sculpture, textiles, ceramics, leatherwork, beadwork, metalwork and painting. Wooden sculpture, primarily masks and figures are an early and important part of the collection. The collection has representative objects from many ethnic groups within West, Central, South and East Africa, with a particular focus on West African Art.
Search our African Collections in the eMuseum database below.