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Cameroon - Art of the Kings free pdf The ancient kingdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields are famous for their splendid artworks--ornamented thrones, wooden figures, enormous drums, finely carved jewelry made from ivory and brass, and fabulous masks. This book presents 150 masterpieces from the courts of the Grassfield kingdoms. Historical photographs illustrate the magnificent life at the courts encountered by European visitors in the late 19th century. Additional field photographs taken in recent years show that the traditions in the Grassfields are still alive today.Two leading scholars in the field of Cameroonian art give an important introduction to the fascinating and complex world of the Grassfield kingdoms: their rituals, secret societies, and, above all, the meaning of art in this context.

About Christraud M. Geary

Christraud M. Geary explores the dynamic of palace art in the kingdom of Bamum. Hans-Joachim Koloss gives a detailed overview of court art in the North West Province.

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Author : Christraud M. Geary
Publisher : Museum Rietberg, Switzerland
Data Published : 15 March 2008
ISBN : 3907077369
EAN : 9783907077368
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 268 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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