Guests will find figures from private or household shrines, such as the Byeri guardian determine, complemented by those utilized in community shrines and spaces, equivalent to Mami Wata and the Ethiopian Processional Cross. One type of masks, called sirige, has a tall, flat projection above the face (a characteristic found also within the masks of the neighbouring Mossi and Bobo ), which is alleged to characterize a multistory home. Ancestor figures and fetishes carved by the Kongo and related peoples, who live along the coast and in the Mayombé forest, are extra realistically expressive than the figures of different areas.
Akan goldweights are a type of small metallic sculptures produced over the interval 1400-1900; some apparently signify proverbs , contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included spectacular gold sculptured components.
The new display of works allows visitors to take a look at the collection from a mess of angles, deepen their understanding of the rich and various art traditions of the African continent, and recognize the aesthetic power of the artworks.
An artist herself, in the early Nineteen Eighties Zukas was a friend to many artists in Zambia together with William Bwalya Miko, who remembers with fondness how Zukas would return from trips abroad with circumstances full of artwork materials to go on to native artists who had no entry to such tools.
Baule gold weights are just like those of the Asante, but the Baule even have forms of sculpture that none of the other Akan peoples possess: masks (which, like their low-reduction doorways, seem to indicate Senufo affect) and standing human figures, apparently generally used as ancestor figures.