Senegal, Mali, Mauritania and Niger make up an expansive area of Africa known as the Sahel—a land mass just south of the Sahara Desert that is rich in history and materials. The Met Museum highlights the legacy of this region and its historical significance, including the rise and fall of political dynasties and the emergence of Islam, through more than 150 objects including manuscripts, sculptures, textiles and objects in gold and cast metal. Highlights include a loaned ancient terracotta equestrian figure from a university in Niger and a 12th-century gold pectoral that is considered a Senegalese treasure.
Apr 2 — May 10
The Met Fifth Avenue
Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.Manhattan, NY 10028