AD Art by Geography
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Lydenburg Head (Clay Pottery)
South Africa, discovered by a schoolboy in 1962, on display at the South African Museum in Cape Town. c. 500 CE
Created in Ife, the "center of the creation of the world"; the Yoruba king, Oni gains authority by tracing his descent to Oduduwa. The first group of these were found in 1938.
Sudan, Nubia, displayed at the British Museum, Late 19th Century
Great Zimbabwe (exfoliated granite)
Zimbabwe, Masvingo Province, Shona People. c. 11th-15th centuries
Nail Figure (Nkondi, Wood, Cowrie shell)
Created by a highly successful militaristic culture, the Asante; Important symbol of African kingship. This piece possesses a distinctive color palette, characterized by geometric patterning.
The Great Bieri
Fang Peoples, Betsi Group (19th - 20th Centuries
Mask: Female (Pwo)
Chokwe Peoples (19th - 20th centuries)
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