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Goodwill Art

World Art:
African Art
 



The abundance of African sculpture, in bronze, iron, stone, clay, wood and ivory, is evidence of centuries of creative energy. Instead of imitating nature, its makers amplify what is significant and simplify the unimportant. Figures can represent ancestors, carved as temporary refuges for the dead or commemorative images. Some are fetishes, used to avert evil. Here the emphasis is on the ceremonial and ritual.

24-page teaching notes, with map

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Specimen cards in this set:

ANYI, COTE D'IVOIRE
   Funerary Head
BANGWA, CAMEROON
   Ritual figure
BENIN, NIGERIA
   Bronze head
   Bronze plaque of a naked youth
   Miniature bronze figure
FANG, GABON
   Brummer head
   Reliquary figure
IFE, NIGERIA
   Bronze head with scarification marks
   Human face with cat-whisker marks
   King and Queen with entwined legs
KOTA, GABON
   *Ancestral image
KUYU, CONGO
   Head
LOWER CONGO
   Power figure
LWALWA
   Wood figure with painted face
NOK, NIGERIA
   Female figure on a globe
PUNU, GABON
   Statuette
SONINKE, MALI
   Ancestor figure
TADA, NIGERIA
   Figure with a tuft of hair
   Iron figure, bateba
   Upper half of a large figure
VILI, CONGO
   Power figure
   Seated power figure
YORUBA
   Wooden head of a ram
ZAIRE
   Wood statuette with beads