Earth and Ore: 2500 years of African Art in Terra-cotta and Metal

München (Munich), Germany: Panterra Verlad, Edition Minerva, 1997. Hardcover. Golden tan cloth boards, light brown pictorial dust jacket. 369 pp. Beautifully illustrated in color with 677 plates, plus maps and other illustrations. VG/VG. Item #133039
ISBN: 3932353145

Text is in English. "On the basis of more than 650 mostly unknown objects from over 50 private European and American collections, the great variety and the power of African artistic work in terra-cotta, iron, bronze, gold and silver across the continent is presented. Sculptures, masks, sacred and profane artworks, weapons and primitive money, created from these materials, often by hitherto unknown cultures, make out of this volume a first rate reference book. An introduction, an essay treating the drawback of returning cultural assets, and entries from 9 experts on African art, as well as an exhaustive bibliography complete this book." (back cover).

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