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The Brooks’ collection of African Art includes wood carving, metal, textiles, bead-work, paintings, and books. These holdings largely reflect the generous gift of Henry Easterwood, a local collector. The collection features objects from many sub-Saharan cultures, with especially strong holdings in masks and sculptures from west and central Africa. Among the highlights are a beaded Bamileke Kuosi society elephant mask from Cameroon and an Ethiopian diptych of the Crucifixion and the Virgin Enthroned—both of which shed light on the diverse and rich cultures living on the African continent today.