05 juillet 2019

Art of Cameroon at High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Bamileke Artist, Cameroon, “Elephant Headdress”, 19th century.  Glass beads, wood, cloth, and raffia,  17 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 20 1/8 inches. Purchase through funds provided by patrons of the Second Annual Collectors Evening, 2011.  2011.1, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta. During the nineteenth century, when this work was made, elephant masks were among the most prestigious of all the masquerades performed by groups of wealthy, titled men in the... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2018

The Face of Dynasty: Royal Crests from Western Cameroon on view at The Met

“Crest (tsesah)”, 18th century, Cameroon, Grassfields region; Bamileke peoples, Wood, H. 37 × W. 32 1/2 × D. 11 1/2 in. Purchase, Acquisitions and Rogers Funds, and Anonymous, James J. Ross, and Marian Malcolm Gifts, 2017, 2017.35 © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Four monumental tsesah crests created by Bamileke master sculptors of Western Cameroon will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning December 4. Though only a small number of pre-colonial tsesah crests survive today, the... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2017

Bode-Museum presents over 70 major works of African sculpture

Reliquary figure (Byeri), Fang-Ntumu or Fang-Ngumba (Cameroon), 19th or 20th century, wood, brass / Enthroned Mother of God (Sedes Sapientiae), Presbyter Martinus, Tuscany (Italy), poplar wood with original mount, acquired in 1887 in Florence © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Martin Franken / Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Antje Voigt © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Martin Franken / Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Antje Voigt.  ... [Lire la suite]