CDR-1152: SR Set: African Art and History

African Art—as represented in our Image Set—incorporates the entire continent from North to South and East to West and points to the various Islamic, Christian and tribal influences that shaped the art, its ritual objects, masks, plaques, textiles, musical instruments. Artistic depictions, along with historic markers and portraits complete our selection.



Mmc-0002
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Title: Commanding Woman of the Oblique Eyes
Description: Total from right
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mnc-0002
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Title: Drum End (Mbembe Sculpture)
Description: Total from right front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Nbc-0001
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Title: Sculpture dedicated to Gou, the God of Wrought Iron and Warfare
Description: Total from front (work made by Akati Ekplekendo, a Fên artist)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Nbc-0002
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Title: Sculpture dedicated to Gou, the God of Wrought Iron and Warfare
Description: detail of upper body
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-04661
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Title: Figure
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ncc-0002
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Title: Statuette of a Man
Description: total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ncc-0003
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Title: Statuette of a Man
Description: half-length from front left
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0001
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town: carved entrance door with fish and vine motifs
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0002
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town: carved entrance door with floral meander border and heavy studding, door ajar
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0003
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town: carved entrance door with floral motifs above door, central post
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0004
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town: carved entrance door with floral meander border, heavily carved central post and lintel
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0005
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town: carved entrance door with tympanum with arabic writing
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0006
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town. Palace of Wonders: inside: arched doors with carved relief. plaster or white stone?
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0007
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town. Palace of Wonders: inside: dark wooden door with arabic writing and quotes from the Koran, remnants of gilding still visible
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0008
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town. Main entrance door to the Palace of Wonders: dark wooden door with arabic writing and quotes from the Koran, remnants of gilding still visible
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Paa-0009
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Title: Carved Wooden Doors of Zanzibar
Description: Old Stone Town. carved wooden door with floral motifs
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Pcc-0001
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Title: Top of a Scepter
Description: Total from front right
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Pcc-0002
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Title: Top of a Scepter
Description: Total from front left
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-04652
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Title: Tyekpa Maternity Figure
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-04650
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Title: Figure: Female
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-04639
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Title: Interior Hanging
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-04622
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Title: Grave Marker (Kikangu)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lnc-0002
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Title: Ancestor Figure
Description: head from right front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lnc-0001
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Title: Ancestor Figure
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Knc-0008
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Title: Ceremonial Sculpture of Several Heads
Description: close det from front right
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Knc-0007
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Title: Ceremonial Sculpture of Several Heads
Description: Total from rear right
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Knc-0006
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Title: Ceremonial Sculpture of Several Heads
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0015
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: very close view of wall construction with restored portions of wall at one entrance
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0012
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: Western Enclosure and covered entrance, showing infilling of hut daga floors and walls and the only doorway, which has not been reconstructed
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0014
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: view of stone steps leading into a wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0013
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: Four of the five slots in a stone wall that might have held wooden posts supporting a roof
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0011
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: close-up of chevron work
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0010
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: The Main Wall: southern and eastern portion with chevron pattern at the top
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0009
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: View of outer and inner wall and passageway
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0008
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: detail of entrance and construction technique
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0007
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: View of outer wall with entrance, showing thickness of wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0005
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: View of the Great Enclosure with four conical towers, view from inside wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0006
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: closer view of inside wall and top of tower. 'Q' style, dating from the 14th c. with uniform-sized face blocks
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-04842
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Title: Altar Ring
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jnc-0003
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Title: Male Head. Sokoto sculpture
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.