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ELEPHANT: THE ANIMAL AND ITS IVORY IN AFRICAN CULTURE. Ed. by Doran H. Ross. Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992. 448 pp. with 545 ills. (242 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 92-73840 ISBN 0930741250 In English.
An extensive cross-cultural study of the role of the elephant in African art, ritual and daily life this substantial catalogue features excellent illustrations of a vast array of ivory carvings, wooden sculptures, masks, paintings, furniture, vessels and other ceremonial and utilitarian objects drawn from dozens of international collections. Nineteen detailed essays examine the elephant's significance as a symbol and a material resource in twelve African cultures while also discussing its evolution, anatomy and physiology, its place in African myth and folklore, and the history of the ivory trade.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa
Plans: 02,04
Worldwide Number: 024066
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