Objects & Images

Of more than 160 objects and images in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibition “Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa,” we have linked the objects and images below to specific locations or general regions in an area spanning the borders of present-day Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali. Collectors, dealers, scholars, or other observers have attributed some works to artists from particular places. They have documented certain arts and performances in specific locales. And they have reported collection or acquisition areas for particular sculptures. Click on a tile below to learn more about a particular object and place-based information for it.