The FIA began collecting African works of art in 1973 with a generous gift of 65 works by Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams. The collection is predominately made up of objects of everyday use, ceremonial, and ritual functions from the different regions and tribes throughout Africa with the majority of the works dating from the 19th and 20th century.

African Collection

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1973 Calendar for Missio (April), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.5


1973 Calendar for Missio (August), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.9


1973 Calendar for Missio (December), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.13


1973 Calendar for Missio (February), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.3


1973 Calendar for Missio (January), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.2


1973 Calendar for Missio (July), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.8


1973 Calendar for Missio (June), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.7


1973 Calendar for Missio (March), 1973
Eric Mbata

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.4


1973 Calendar for Missio (May), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.6


1973 Calendar for Missio (November), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.12


1973 Calendar for Missio (October), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.11


1973 Calendar for Missio (September), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.10


1973 Calendar for Missio (cover), 1973
Azaria Mbatha

Wood engraving on paper
1979.136.1


African Beaded Hat, n.d.
Yoruba peoples

Fabric, beads, pigments
2011.56


African Figure, n.d.
African

Wood
2011.77


African mask, n.d.
African

Wood and metal
2011.78


Akua ‘Ba, early 20th century
Fante peoples

Wood with white bead necklace
1973.51


Alligator Mask, n.d.
African

Wood and fabric
2012.8


Ancestral Mask, 1927
Punu peoples

Wood with black, white (kaolin) and red pigment, leather, and fabric
2011.319


Animal Mask, n.d.
Guro peoples

Wood
1973.16