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- DescriptionThe Baule people of the Ivory Coast are rewned for their refined sculptural work of masks and figures. This book is the first to focus exclusively on an antithetic aspect of Baule culture-rough zoomorphic sculptures representing monkeys. These awe-inspiring bowl-bearing figures evoke invisible powers and serve their communities through the mediation of diviners. Investigating the creation, forms, and usage of the sculptures, the authors shed light on the cultural and ritual contexts in which they operated. Beautifully illustrated with over 55 full-page color images of works in public and private collections, this important publication also includes many unpublished field photographs.
- Author BiographyBruno Claessens and Jean-Louis Danis curate the Africarium, a collection containing a diverse group of Baule monkeys.
- Author(s)Claessens Bruno,Danis Jean-Louis
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication02/08/2016
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note113 color + 27 b/w illus.
- Weight1362 g
- Width229 mm
- Height305 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Foreword bySusan M. Vogel
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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