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Description - African Fetishes and Ancestral Objects by Francois Neyt

The seventy-plus carved objects from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented in this book have something remarkable in common: They are permeated with the powers of magic and sorcery, and are believed to be inhabited by the spirits of nature and the ghosts of ancestors. Selected with great care by Patric Didier Claes, a Belgian expert in African art, the works are from the Kingdom of Luba, at the source of the Congo, and the Kingdoms of Kongo and Teke. Each sculpture is identified, indexed, meticulously described, placed in context, and pinpointed as an example of the particular carving style of a specific workshop. Text in English and French. AUTHORS: Francois Neyt is Director of the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the Catholic University of Louvain. Hughes Dubois is a photographer specialising in advertising and art. 163 colour images

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788874396542
ISBN-10: 8874396546
Format: Hardback
(292mm x 247mm x 29mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Five Continents Editions
Publisher: Five Continents Editions
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2013
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Francois Neyt

Francois Neyt is director of the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the Catholic University of Louvain. Hughes Dubois is a photographer specializing in advertising and art.

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