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African  Cultural  Connection  A F R I C A N  T R I B A L  A R T  VOL 2  9300 ACC Catalogue Vol 2 Single Pgs.indd 1  From ...
Introduction About Us History  INTRODUCTION As I continue my quest to find the most important and unique bronze African ar...
Contents Bronze Ogiwu Statue P4  B r o n z e Yo r u b a Q u e e n M o t h e r H e a d s     P27  B r o n z e B e n i n P o...
Bronze Ogiwu Statue Nigeria  54  The figure appears to be associated with the powerful ruler, Ogiwu, the highest status in...
Bronze Benin Pot Nigeria  5  53  The Benin pot, or pot of power, was used in the ceremony of Ugie Erha Oba, which was held...
Br onze Bamoun Travelling King Cameroon  6  52  King Njoya was great patron of arts, introducing new technologies of build...
Br onze Benin Warrior Nigeria  7  55  The Benin soldier was used to protect the palace before the Portuguese arrived.  Wei...
Br onze Benin Yoruba Pot Nigeria  8  51  This figure was cast in the Kingdom of Ife. It features a statue of the King of I...
Br onze, Cowries   Wood Palace Doors Cameroon  49  Carved in the late 20th century, each piece is decorated with human fig...
Bronze Bamoun Royal Maternity Statue Cameroon  10  35  This figure wearing a bracelet marks her as the mother of twins    ...
Bronze Altar Piece Representing King Ewuakpe Nigeria  11  36  The king is the tallest figure in the group. His head is pro...
Copper   Wood Female Figure on Stool Tanzania  12  34  Figures shown seated or standing on stools are an expression of spi...
Br onze Yoruba Divination Bowl Nigeria  32  This bowl was used in the ceremony of Ifa divination as a receptacle for the 1...
Cowries, Glass Beads   Wood Thr one of Banso Cameroon  25  The figure of caryatid  wood, glass beads and Cowrie   s  was u...
Br onze Bamoun Travelling King Cameroon  15  24  King Njoya was a great patron of arts, introducing new technologies of bu...
Bronze Bamoun Royal Reader Cameroon  16  20  This early 19th century statue was in memory of the great memorised script of...
Bronze Mudfish Stool Nigeria  19  The Mudfish symbolises prosperity, peace and fertility. It is an animal that has the abi...
Bronze Tikar Thinker Man Cameroon  18  4  In the African culture the ability to think instead of react is essential for th...
Bronze Benin Horseman Nigeria  19  6  The Benin horseman may personify Oranmiyan, the prince who left Ife to found Benin  ...
Bronze Tikar Couple of Twins    Mother Statues Cameroon  20  7  Fine female statues from the Bamoun kingdom. They symbolis...
Br onze Royal Tusks Cameroon  9  The tusks are completely decorated with human figures arranged in horizontal rows. Such t...
Bronze Benin Royal Throne Nigeria  22  1  The throne and tusks  bronze  from the Kingdom of Benin in today   s Nigeria may...
Bronze Tikar Horseman Cameroon  23  3  The Bamoun were closely tied by trade to the Islamic Fulani emirates to the north t...
Br onze Yoruba Ishan Ram Animal Nigeria  24  12  The Ram  20th century  served as a memorial for high ranking commoners an...
Bronze Benin Royal Couple Nigeria  25  2  Queen Iden, the beloved wife of Oba Ewakpe the Great, was the pride of the femal...
Br onze Tikar Pygmy Figures Cameroon  26  8  Pygmies are known to have a mystical closeness with the forces of nature. The...
Br onze Yoruba Queen Mother Heads Nigeria  27  10  The first Queen Mother heads are thought to date back to the early 16th...
Cowries   Wood Bamoun Queen Mother   s Thr one Cameroon  28  18  The Throne of the Queen Mother in the time of King Nsa   ...
Bronze Benin Horseman Nigeria  46  The figure represents the ruler of the Igala, Attah Von Idah. The exquisitely crafted o...
Wood Bamoun Doors Cameroon  30  47  The doors, carved in the late 20th century with one lion head each, were used by some ...
Beads, Cowries   Wood Bamileke Thr one Cameroon  31  45  The Bamileke Chief   s Throne from the Saw  Banso  district, carv...
B r o n z e B e n i n F O N o r B WA F e a t h e r S t a t u e s Benin Republic  44  This is a sculpture of a man-bird ded...
Br onze Rar e Cer emonial Swor d of Tuar eg Nigeria 41  This ancient sword in bronze and iron was used during traditional ...
Bronze Benin Plaque Nigeria  34  40  This plaque depicts a palace altar compound dedicated to King Ewuare. Plaques with re...
Bronze Benin Pot or Pot of Life Nigeria  35  39  This features a horse rider on the lid. Those who search and find the pot...
Copper   Wood Banso Bowl Carrie Figure Cameroon  36  38  A beautiful carved vessel such as this was filled with valuable k...
Bronze Benin Leopards Nigeria  37  37  Leopards have been associated with King Ewuare, who killed the leopards and began a...
Bronze Bamoun Fertility Figure Cameroon  33  The sculpture was to insure the fertility and vitality of human beings. In th...
Wood Bamoun Palace Doors Cameroon  48  The doors with lion heads, carved in the late 20th century, were used in the house ...
Bangwa Figures Cameroon  30. The figures of the king and statue of a woman of twins, and the man   s richly textured headd...
Bronze Bamoun Pipe Cameroon Cameroon  41  27  Belonging to King Njoya, this bronze pipe  historically being limited to rul...
Bronze King Oni Statue Nigeria  42  5  This bronze statue is of an Oni, an Ife king  the story of Nigeria , during the pos...
B r o n z e Benin Tusks Nigeria  11  These bronze tusks with Benin heads are excellent 20th century examples of tusks, whi...
Yoruba Seated Figur es  Tada  Nigeria  44  14  Named for the village in which they were found, the sculptures were cast in...
Bronze Figures of Oba Ewuakpe Nigeria  45  15  Oba Ewuakpe became king in the ancient kingdom in about 1700 A.D. and was t...
Copper   Wood Fang Figures Ngumba Gr oup Cameroon  29  It is the belief that an individual   s vital force is situated in ...
C o p p e r, G l a s s B e a d s   W o o d Tikar Chief Throne  Cameroon  26  The stool, a symbol of royal of fice, and the...
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