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Yoruba Artist, Nigeria, Vessel, terra-cotta, gift of Bernard and Patricia Wagner, 2008.283.

Earthenware and stoneware in the African Art collection range from third-century terra-cottas to contemporary sculpture, representing hundreds of years of engagement with clay forms on the continent. Ceramics produced in early West African civilizations such as the Mali Empire and modern works by artists such as Ladi Kwali and Magdalene Odundo are hallmarks of the collection.