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KINGS OF AFRICA: ART AND AUTHORITY IN CENTRAL AFRICA -- COLLECTION MUSEUM FUR VOLKERKUNDE, BERLIN. Maastrichts Expositie- en Congrescentrum, Maastricht, 1992. Organized (in association with Museum fur Volkerkunde, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin) and published by Foundation Kings of Africa, Utrecht. 328 pp. with 215 ills. (205 col.). 31 x 25 cm. ISBN 9090051708 In English.
A scholarly study of the court art and political traditions of the kingdoms of Central Africa, this catalogue features striking full-page reproductions and individual descriptions of 190 figural sculptures, masks, thrones, musical instruments and other objects produced chiefly in 19th-century Cameroon, Zaire, Angola and Gabon. Ten essays discuss the history and character of the Bamum, Kuba, Oku, Luba and other cultures of the region and explore diverse aspects of Central African social and political systems, religious practices and artistic production.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa — Sculpture
Plans: 01,06,07,08,15
Worldwide Number: 024136
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