In the year 2000, the J. B Coleman Library was gifted a collection of 17th,18th, and 19th-century African artifacts from about 17 donors. The artifacts represent different tribes from 12 different countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, Burkina, Angola, Zambia, etc). The collection's focus is on masks and figures from West and Central Africa, mostly carved in wood. You can find more by visiting the Exhibit Collections.
IDOMA Culture of Arts from lower western areas of Benue State, Nigeria, and some found in Cross Rivers State, Enugu State, Kogi State and Nasarawa State in Nigeria.
EKOI Culture of Arts from southeastern region of Nigeria and parts of Cameroon- (Janusform Helmet Mask) 3
BENIN Culture of Arts from Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo - ( Oba's Mask)
BENIN Culture of Arts from Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo - (Shrine Oba head)
Nok Culture of Arts from Ham village of Nok in Kaduna State of Nigeria - ( Head)
BENIN Culture of Arts from Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo - ( Plaque wooden pillars )
YOMBE Culture of Arts from savannahs of western Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo - ( Oathtaker Male Figure)
SUKU Culture of Arts from the southwest Democratic Republic of Congo - ( Fetish Figure)
YAKA Culture of Arts from southwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo, with Angola border to their west - ( Fetish Figure)
IGBO (KWA) Culture Of Arts in Nigeria - (Dance Musk)
SONGHAY Culture of Arts from eastern Mali, western Niger, and northern Benin - ( Female Torso Fetish)
LEGA Culture of Arts from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - (Dance Mask)