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By Maurice Delafosse

African artwork invitations you to discover the dynamic origins of the massive creative expressions bobbing up from the unique and mystifying African continent. because the discovery of African paintings on the finish of the 19th century in the course of the colonial expositions it's been a unlimited resource of notion for artists who, over the years, have endlessly recreated those works of art. the ability of Sub-Saharan African paintings lies inside of its visible variety, demonstrating the creativity of the artists who're carrying on with to conceptualize new stylistic kinds. From Mauritania to South Africa and from the Ivory Coast to Somalia, statues, mask, jewellery, pottery and tapestries compose numerous day-by-day and formality items springing from those richly different societies.

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Qxp 10/11/2011 1:31 PM Page 44 Mask (Bangwa). Cameroon. Wood, encrusting, height: 27 cm. Private collection, Brussels. This mask from the secret society of Troh, in charge of maintaining order and fighting against criminals, was kept in a hut and watched by a servant. qxp 10/11/2011 1:31 PM Page 45 Mask of the Troh Society (Bangwa). Western Province, Cameroon. 5 cm. Musée du quai Branly, Paris. The guardians of the tradition of the secret society of Troh, who supervised funerals, the selection of a new chief, and his enthronement, consists of a council of nine dignataries.

Aggry Beads” One meets nearly everywhere in Africa, either in the tombs or in the tumuli reputed to be ancient, or on the bodies of the Mask (Kongo-Yombe). Democratic Republic of Congo. 8 cm. Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren. qxp 10/11/2011 1:27 PM Page 38 living who claim to have received them from their most distant ancestors, beads to which the Negroes attribute a very great value which strangely resemble in form, colouration and material, analogous beads worn by the Egyptians and with which they often decorated their mummies.

Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren. qxp 10/11/2011 1:27 PM Page 38 living who claim to have received them from their most distant ancestors, beads to which the Negroes attribute a very great value which strangely resemble in form, colouration and material, analogous beads worn by the Egyptians and with which they often decorated their mummies. In the 16th and 17th centuries, this sort of bead, generally cylindrical, was the object of an active commerce on the part of English and especially Dutch navigators, who bought them from the natives of the countries where they were relatively abundant and sold them at a profit in the countries where they were rarer.

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