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Goodwill Art

World Art:
African Artefacts
 



African art-makers works through oral tradition, with clear descriptions of appearance, meaning and function handed down to them. There is no intrinsic distinction between art and artefacts: this set illustrates a range of hand-crafted utilitarian objects in several media. Most items are essentially modest, such as containers and head-rests. Some ornate stools are used to enhance prestige.

24-page teaching notes, with map

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Specimen cards in this set:

AKAN
   Double sabre
ANGOLA
   Royal stool
BA-YAKA, ZAIRE
   *Drinking vessel
BAULE, COTE D'IVOIRE
   Door with horse and rider
BENIN, NIGERIA
   Bronze mudfish stool
   Bronze ram pectoral
   Bronze stool
   Bronze vessel
   Kolanut bowl
CONGO
   Trade carving
DAN, CTE D'IVOIRE
   Spoon sculpture
KALABARI, NIGERIA
   Screen from an ancestral shrine
KOTAFON, BENIN
   Stool with caryatid
KUBA, ZAIRE
   Kuba cloth
   Velvet cloth
LUBA, ZAIRE
   Stool with caryatid
MANGBETU, ZAIRE
   Medicine container
MOSI, BURKINA FASO
   Doll
SONGYE, ZAIRE
   Ceremonial axe
SUNDI, ZAIRE
   Magic whistle
TSANGUI, GABON
   Spoon sculpture
WONGO, ZAIRE
   Wongo cup
YORUBA, NIGERIA
   Carved door-piece
ZANDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.
   Bowharp
ZULU, SOUTH AFRICA
   Headrest