Selected Metalwork from the Hofstra Museum Collection
January 15 - March 11, 2001
David Filderman Gallery Axinn Library, 9th floor
Alex Adragna, Guest Curator
The 51 weapons in this exhibition were created by a variety of African cultures, primarily from central and western Africa. The weapons are swords (some with sheaths) and knives, produced using a range of methods and materials. Some items show their everyday wear, while others were ceremonial in nature.