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Africa (Room 25)

The Sainsbury Galleries

Star iconeyeOpener gallery tour / Free / Daily, 12.00 (for 30–40 minutes)
Meet in Room 24

The diverse cultural life of Africa has been expressed through everyday objects and unique works of art since ancient times. The Museum’s collection of over 200,000 African items encompasses archaeological and contemporary material from across the continent.

Highlights on display in Room 25 include a magnificent brass head of a Yoruba ruler from Ife in Nigeria, the Tree of Life (a sculpture made out of guns) and some objects from the Torday collection of Central African sculpture, textiles and weaponry.

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African designs, £9.99

African designs, £9.99