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African Fetishes and Ancestral Objects

African Fetishes and Ancestral Objects

By (author) Francois Neyt

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Full Description

The seventy-plus carved objects from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented in this book have something remarkable in common: They are permeated with the powers of magic and sorcery, and are believed to be inhabited by the spirits of nature and the ghosts of ancestors.

Selected with great care by Patric Didier Claes, a Belgian expert in African art, the works are from the Kingdom of Luba, at the source of the Congo, and the Kingdoms of Kongo and Teke. Each sculpture is identified, indexed, meticulously described, placed in context, and pinpointed as an example of the particular carving style of a specific workshop.

Text in English and French.

About the Author

Francois Neyt is Director of the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the Catholic University of Louvain. Hughes Dubois is a photographer specialising in advertising and art.

Specifications
Publisher
5 Continents Editions
ISBN
9788874396542
Published
1st Jan 2019
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Italy and France
Size
292 mm x 247 mm
Pages
288 Pages
Illustrations
163 color
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