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  • Art and Death in Southern Côte d’Ivoire, Page 2 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Death in Southern Côte d Ivoire by Robert Soppelsa US State Department Art in Embassies formerly Washburn University Côte d Ivoire Anyi peoples Mma funerary head Fired clay H 19 05 cm 7 5 The University of Iowa Museum of Art The Stanley Collection X1986 580 Akan terracottas have been popular with collectors of African art for many years This piece from the Stanley Collection at the University of Iowa Museum of Art is from the Anyi of southeastern Côte d Ivoire It portrays a woman of royal status whose hair is arranged in an elaborate

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  • Art and Death in Southern Côte d’Ivoire, Page 3 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Frafra Leatherwork and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Death in Southern Côte d Ivoire by Robert Soppelsa US State Department Art in Embassies formerly Washburn University Côte d Ivoire Anyi peoples Male figure Mid 17th early 20th century Ceramic H x W x D 39 4 x 14 6 x 15 2 cm 15 1 2 x 5 3 4 x 6 in Gift of Emil Arnold 69 35 16 Photograph by Franko Khoury National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution This is an Anyi male figure He has the typical ringed neck of Anyi mma present in all Akan terracotta portraits and in most Akan wooden figurative sculpture as well This indicates well being and prosperity This man also wears a metal hat bulalè kèlè in Anyi which marks him as a man of high status in Anyi society His body is typical of the bodies of many Akan terracotta figures short outstretched arms a cylindrical torso and very small or absent feet The small points

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  • Art and Death in Southern Côte d’Ivoire, Page 4 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Death in Southern Côte d Ivoire by Robert Soppelsa US State Department Art in Embassies formerly Washburn University Ghana Fante peoples Female figure with twins Ceramic 46 4 cm 18 1 4 Seattle Art Museum Gift of Katherine White and the Boeing Company 81 17 442 The round headed style of this sculpture makes it identifiable as Ghanaian from the coastal Fante The large figure has two

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  • Art and Death in Southern Côte d’Ivoire, Page 5 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    and the Bwa Frafra Leatherwork and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Death in Southern Côte d Ivoire by Robert Soppelsa US State Department Art in Embassies formerly Washburn University Ghana Akan peoples Commemorative head Ceramic H 18 3 cm 7 3 16 National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution 86 12 4 Here is an old sculpture perhaps from the seventeenth or eighteenth century from Ghana The

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  • Art and Death in Southern Côte d’Ivoire, Page 6 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    the Bwa Frafra Leatherwork and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Death in Southern Côte d Ivoire by Robert Soppelsa US State Department Art in Embassies formerly Washburn University Ghana Asante peoples Vessel Early mid 20th century Ceramic H x W x D 25 4 x 21 x 21 cm 10 x 8 1 4 x 8 1 4 in Gift of Emil Arnold 69 35 36 Photograph by Franko Khoury National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution This is called an abusua kuruwa family pot and is produced by the Asante of Ghana Rather than a portrait of an individual this type of vessel represents a whole family s spirit essence Similar objects were discussed by British colonial officers early in the twentieth century particularly Robert Rattray in his 1927 book Religion and Art in Ashanti Like the terracotta portraits of the Akan these are commemorative and symbolically associated with benevolent ancestral family spirits and they are used at the funerals of important persons The images in

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  • Art and Death in Southern Côte d’Ivoire, Page 7 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Death in Southern Côte d Ivoire by Robert Soppelsa US State Department Art in Embassies formerly Washburn University Portrait pot Akye peoples Côte d Ivoire Photo by Robert Soppelsa This piece typical of the kind produced by the Akye of southeastern Côte d Ivoire is called a ba The term like mma which is used by the Anyi and Aowin means baby or child Wooden shrine sculptures produced by the Akan are often referred to

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  • Art and Death in Southern Côte d’Ivoire, Page 15 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    the Bwa Frafra Leatherwork and Brass Bangles Ifa Divination Igbo Art in Social Context Islam and Islamic Arts in Africa Komo among Tagwa Senufo Peoples in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Death in Southern Côte d Ivoire by Robert Soppelsa US State Department Art in Embassies formerly Washburn University Ghana Akan peoples Memorial head Clay H n a Indiana University Art Museum Private Collection Photo by Michael Cavanagh and Kevin Montague LTL3482 41 The relationships among these terracotta traditions and the history of terracotta sculpture in the Akan

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  • Art and Initiation Among the Yaka and Suku, Page 2 - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
    in Southwest Burkina Faso Kuba Art and Rule Life in the Cameroon Grasslands Luba Art and Divination Mangbetu Royal Art and Herbert Lang 1902 1906 Masquerades Among the Dan People Mbari Art as Process in Igboland Military Arts of the Fante Nature Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso Puppet Masquerades in the Valley of the Niger Sculpture of the Bamana Jo Society Signs and Symbols in African Art Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso Textiles in Mali The Art of Burkina Faso The Status of Dogon Visual Culture Visual Symbols of Self South Sotho Arts and Initiation Weaving in Southern Nigeria Women s Art and Initiation in Mendeland Yoruba Gelede Masquerade Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society Art and Initiation Among the Yaka and Suku by Arthur Bourgeois Professor Emeritus Governors State University Headgear of a Suku earth chief Democratic Republic of the Congo 1976 Photo by Arthur Bourgeois Lineage headmen as original owners of the land bear insignia and perform important rituals regarding the hunt The headpiece of woven materials is known as bweni Each is associated with the name of a distant ancestor whose title is conferred simultaneously with the symbol The bweni is a communal charm that must

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