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.).