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Arts and Humanities
Art of Africa
ART 105 Module 7 - Quiz
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a Benin royal shrine
A power figure carved by the Kongo people, believed to embody spirits that can heal and give life or to be capable of inflicting harm or death.
A ceremonial Igbo (Nigeria) house built about every 50 years in honor of the earth goddess Ala.
"Sister on the head" a dogon mask representing all women
A Kalabari Ijaw (Nigeria) ancestral screen in honor of a deceased chief of a trading house.
The form of the large tower at Great Zimbabwe suggests a granary. Grain bins were symbols of:
royal power and generosity, as the king received tribute in grain and dispensed it to the people in times of need.
The ivory Sapi salt cellar is symbolic of the relationship of this African culture with the __________________________.
The Ife King sculpture is a prime example of _____________________________________.
both b and c are correct (the enlarged head associated with many African sculptures,
The waist pendant of a Queen Mother is a superb example of this culture's art:
The Christian church of Beta Giorghis was carved directly out of the Ethiopian bedrock. It is in the form of:
a Greek cross
This carved wooden figure once guarded a Fang reliquary. It is called a (an) ___________________________.
This life-size, iron figure was once the centerpiece in a circle of swords. It was created by a prisoner of war, and we know his name:
Akati Akpele Kendo
This mask made by the Mende is unique because:
women rather than men are the masqueraders
This powerful collage by artist Willie Bester is entitled _____________________________.
Homage to Steve Biko
This beautiful carving is by Olowe of Ise. What was its practical function?
a veranda post
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