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Object type  grave sculpture Materials  rocks > rock Legend  This is a variation on the theme of the ‘reader’, where the hands are raised slightly higher than most similar versions. Wealthy chiefs and traders liked to be remembered as exceptional men who were capable of reading and writing, although the latter should be seen as a metaphor. Place of collecting  Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bas-Congo Culture  Kongo

Object type grave sculpture Materials rocks > rock Legend This is a variation on the theme of the ‘reader’, where the hands are raised slightly higher than most similar versions. Wealthy chiefs and traders liked to be remembered as exceptional men who were capable of reading and writing, although the latter should be seen as a metaphor. Place of collecting Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bas-Congo Culture Kongo

Object type: mask. Place of collecting: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bandundu > Kwango. Culture: Nkanu. Date of acquisition: 	1903-05-12

Object type: mask. Place of collecting: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bandundu > Kwango. Culture: Nkanu. Date of acquisition: 1903-05-12

The Virgin Mary revisited by Soasig Chamaillard!

The Virgin Mary revisited by Soasig Chamaillard!

Object type  grave sculpture Materials  rocks > steatite Legend  Ntadi in the typical pose of the ‘thinker’. The leopard teeth imitations in the headdress signify that the person depicted has the status of a chief. Place of collecting  Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bas-Congo Culture  Mboma

Object type grave sculpture Materials rocks > steatite Legend Ntadi in the typical pose of the ‘thinker’. The leopard teeth imitations in the headdress signify that the person depicted has the status of a chief. Place of collecting Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bas-Congo Culture Mboma

Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) - Cinque Betili, Vase, Verre, Signé et daté « Ettore[...], mis en vente lors de la vente "Venini in Progress, Prototypes, Pièces uniques from Venini Museo" à Piasa | Auction.fr

Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) - Cinque Betili, Vase, Verre, Signé et daté « Ettore[...], mis en vente lors de la vente "Venini in Progress, Prototypes, Pièces uniques from Venini Museo" à Piasa | Auction.fr

Object type  grave sculpture Materials  rocks > steatite Legend  This stone memorial statue depicts a plate with engraved letters that can, however, not be deciphered as a readable text. The writing is a metaphor for the knowledge and skill prominent men liked to be associated with. Place of collecting  Angola > Zaire (province) Culture  Mboma

Object type grave sculpture Materials rocks > steatite Legend This stone memorial statue depicts a plate with engraved letters that can, however, not be deciphered as a readable text. The writing is a metaphor for the knowledge and skill prominent men liked to be associated with. Place of collecting Angola > Zaire (province) Culture Mboma

Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) - Luna d’Estate, Vase, Verre, Signé et daté «[...], mis en vente lors de la vente "Venini in Progress, Prototypes, Pièces uniques from Venini Museo" à Piasa | Auction.fr

Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) - Luna d’Estate, Vase, Verre, Signé et daté «[...], mis en vente lors de la vente "Venini in Progress, Prototypes, Pièces uniques from Venini Museo" à Piasa | Auction.fr

Object type  grave sculpture Materials  rocks > steatite Legend  This stone memorial statue depicts a chief with a beautifully decorated chiefly staff. The European coat is an expression of 'modernity'. Place of collecting  Angola > Zaire (province) Culture  Mboma

Object type grave sculpture Materials rocks > steatite Legend This stone memorial statue depicts a chief with a beautifully decorated chiefly staff. The European coat is an expression of 'modernity'. Place of collecting Angola > Zaire (province) Culture Mboma

Pensive bearded man--African sculpture in the Brooklyn Museum of art

Pensive bearded man--African sculpture in the Brooklyn Museum of art

Personal shrines, known as ifiri in Ijo culture, are widespread in southern Nigeria. Such sculptures, dedicated to an individual's power, skill, and aggressiveness, are placed in screenlike fashion, accompanied by freestanding figures, on private altars. Shrine (Iphri) Date: 19th century

Personal shrines, known as ifiri in Ijo culture, are widespread in southern Nigeria. Such sculptures, dedicated to an individual's power, skill, and aggressiveness, are placed in screenlike fashion, accompanied by freestanding figures, on private altars. Shrine (Iphri) Date: 19th century

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