Hidden Power in African Art (Paperback)

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Brand: The Israel Museum

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Hidden Power in African Art (Paperback)
Hidden Power in African Art (Paperback) Hidden Power in African Art (Paperback)
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Language: English / Hebrew

Dorit Shafir

Size: 9.45" X 6.5" / 24 X 16.5 cm

2014

Paperback, 96 pages

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


Sub-Saharan African sculpture has long been valued in Western art for its formal and esthetic qualities, but in fact it was the utilization of a wide range of exotic materials that was believed by the cultures of origin to endow an object with its real, amuletic, power. For example, at the 2014 exhibition on Hidden Power in African Art, crushed ginger root, chicken and goat blood, pangolin claws and scales, were revealed to be some of the "secret ingredients" concealed within or coating the surface of 65 ceremonial and divination objects from twelve countries!


This book comprises informative texts about specific objects alongside an album of photographs that fully depict the elaborate beauty of these sculptures – including X-rays that reveal some of their hidden contents. In addition, there is an illuminating essay by exhibition curator Dorit Shafir.
 

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