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FANG - Gabon Legno e pigmenti cm 51,5

FANG - Gabon Legno e pigmenti cm 51,5

Horn Player Benin Empire, 1550-1680 The Metropolitan Museum of Art “In the art of Benin, works in bronze can be commissioned only by the Oba, or ruler, or by others with his permission. According to oral traditions, the technique of lost-wax bronze casting was brought to Benin around the end of the fourteenth century from Ife, the ancient kingdom to the north noted for its exquisite cast-bronze commemorative heads. Prior to that time, Benin craftsmen produced hammered and incised, but ...

Horn Player Benin Empire, 1550-1680 The Metropolitan Museum of Art “In the art of Benin, works in bronze can be commissioned only by the Oba, or ruler, or by others with his permission. According to oral traditions, the technique of lost-wax bronze casting was brought to Benin around the end of the fourteenth century from Ife, the ancient kingdom to the north noted for its exquisite cast-bronze commemorative heads. Prior to that time, Benin craftsmen produced hammered and incised, but ...

Fang Mvai figure de reliquaire - In 1934, Pierre Guerre married Gisèle Salvetat (1912-1996), also a lawyer at the bar of Marseilles. Gisèle was a teenager living at the time with her aunt Marie Marion and her two young cousins. George Marion had left Toulon in search of 'the African adventure'. According to family history, in one of his last letters to his wife, he wrote that although he had not discovered gold as he had hoped, he had found a 'treasure which will one day be more precious…

Fang Mvai figure de reliquaire - In 1934, Pierre Guerre married Gisèle Salvetat (1912-1996), also a lawyer at the bar of Marseilles. Gisèle was a teenager living at the time with her aunt Marie Marion and her two young cousins. George Marion had left Toulon in search of 'the African adventure'. According to family history, in one of his last letters to his wife, he wrote that although he had not discovered gold as he had hoped, he had found a 'treasure which will one day be more precious…

Benin - Bust of Young Oba (King) ~Repinned Via Rien Catherine Kate http://sm76626.wordpress.com/tag/benin-bronze/

Benin - Bust of Young Oba (King) ~Repinned Via Rien Catherine Kate http://sm76626.wordpress.com/tag/benin-bronze/

Reliquary Head, Fang, Gabon

Reliquary Head, Fang, Gabon

File:Africa Benin Standing Oba Kimbell.jpg

File:Africa Benin Standing Oba Kimbell.jpg

Masque africain masque Tribal Dan de Côte d'Ivoire par AfricanMasks

African Mask, Dan Tribal Mask from Ivory Coast

Masque africain masque Tribal Dan de Côte d'Ivoire par AfricanMasks

Africa | "Eze nmwaye" helmet mask from the Igbo people of Nigeria | wood, kaolin and pigment || This type of mask is specific to the Izzi group, who live in the north-east of the Igbo country.

Africa | "Eze nmwaye" helmet mask from the Igbo people of Nigeria | wood, kaolin and pigment || This type of mask is specific to the Izzi group, who live in the north-east of the Igbo country.

FANG bouti

FANG bouti

Head of an Oba, Edo brass sculpture from the court of Benin, Nigeria, 16th century

Head of an Oba, Edo brass sculpture from the court of Benin, Nigeria, 16th century

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