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Africa (except for Masks)

Key Work of Art or Architecture

Related Content for Contextual Understanding

167. Great Zimbabwe, Shona (c 1000 to 1400 CE) Zimbabwe. Great Zimbabwe Conical Tower and Wall. Shona peoples (9) Comparison: City of Machu Picchu to Great Zimbabwe (27)
168. Great Mosque, Djenné (1200 CE) Mali. Great Mosque of Djenné (23) African Mosques (29)
169. Benin Wall Plaque, Edo peoples (16th C.) Benin (Nigeria). Wall plaques from the Oba’s Palace. Edo peoples (16) Benin Royal Altars (27)
171. Ndop, Kuba peoples (c 1760 to 1780 CE) Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ndop Portrait Figures, Kuba peoples (7)

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Art of the Kuba and Kongo Peoples (24)

Portraiture: Power and Authority (35)

170. Sika dwa kofi, Ashanti (1700 CE) Ghana. Sika dwa kofi (Golden Stool) Ashanti peoples (20)

Ghana. Ashanti and other Akan Art (26)

Ghana. Kente Cloth of the Ashanti (19)

172. Power figure (Nkisi n’kondi) Kongo (19c CE) Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nkisi n’kondi, Kongo peoples (11) Democratic Republic of the Congo: Art of the Kuba and Kongo Peoples (24)
176. Ikenga, Igbo peoples (19th to 20th c. CE) Nigeria. Ikenga (shrine figure) Igbo peoples (8) African Art (40)
177. Lukasa, Mbudye Society, Luba (ea 20th c CE) Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lukasa & Other Works of the Luba Peoples (17) African Art (40)
179. Reliquary fig, Fang (19th Century) Cameroon. Reliquary Figure (nlo bieri), Fang peoples (23) Life Cycles: Death and the Afterlife (22)
180. Veranda Post, Olowe of Ise (before 1938 CE) Olowe of Ise. Veranda Post and Other Works. Yoruba peoples (17) African Art (40)

See Also

Africa: an Overview (23)

African Art (40)