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African Art (through ArtLex)
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Wonders of the African World (PBS presentation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)
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Black Kingdoms of the Nile
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The Swahili Coast
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The Slave Kingdoms
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The Holy Land
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The Road to Timbuktu
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Lost Cities of the South
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Africa 8000 B.C. - 1600 A.D. (through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History)
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8000 - 2000 B.C.
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Western North Africa
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Egypt
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An abridged list of rulers in ancient Egypt and Nubia
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Old Kingdom (ca. 2649 - 2150 B.C.)
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Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030 - 1640 B.C.)
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Sudan
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2000 - 1000 B.C.
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Egypt
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New Kingdom (ca. 1550 - 1070 B.C.)
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Sudan
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1000 B.C. - 1 A.D.
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Egypt
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Late Period (ca. 712 - 332 B.C.)
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Sudan
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Inland Niger Delta
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Nok Terracottas (500 B.C. - 200 A.D.)
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Ife (from ca. 350 B.C.)
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Pre-Pavement and Pavement Era
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Terracottas
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1 - 500 A.D.
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Egypt
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Sudan
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Western North Africa
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Nok Terracottas (500 B.C. - 200 A.D.)
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Aksum (1st - 7th century A.D.)
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500 - 1000 A.D.
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Egypt
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Western North Africa (The Maghrib)
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Western Sudan
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Guinea Coast
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Eastern and Southern Africa
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1000 - 1400 A.D.
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Egypt
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Western North Africa (The Maghrib)
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Western Sudan
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Guinea Coast
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Eastern and Southern Africa
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Mapungubwe (ca. 1050 - 1270 A.D.)
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Great Zimbabwe (11th - 15th century A.D.)
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1400 - 1600 A.D.
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Egypt
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The Art of the Mamluk Period (1250 - 1517 A.D.)
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Western North Africa (The Maghrib)
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Central Africa
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Western Sudan
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Guinea Coast
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Eastern and Southern Africa
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African Art: Special Topics (through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History)
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The Age of Exploration: Early Encounters
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Benin Chronology
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The Central Zone
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African Christianity in Ethiopia
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African Christianity in Kongo
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The Fulani/Fulbe People
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The Art of Fulani/Fulbe People
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Igbo-Ukwu (ca. 9th century A.D.)
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The Age of Iron
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Trade and the Spread of Islam
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Afro-Portuguese Ivories
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African Lost-Wax Casting
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Bronze, Copper, and Brass
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The Tada Figure
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Lydenburg Heads (ca. 500 A.D.)
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The Trans-Saharan Gold Trade (7th - 14th century)
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Africa (at the British Museum)
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The Sainsbury African Galleries
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Masquerade
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Pottery
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Woodcarving
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Textiles
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Personal Adronment
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Sculpture
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Textiles
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Graphic Arts
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Ancient Egypt, with a link to Later Egypt
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Money
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Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
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Modern African Art: A Basic Reading List compiled by Janet L. Stanley, National Museum of African Art Library, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Africa (Professor Ron Johnson)
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Art and Life in Africa Online
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Key Moments in Life
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The Chronology of African Art (Professor Christopher D. Roy)
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Introduction: Diffusion and other Problems in the History of African States (Professor James Giblin)
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Issues in African History (Professor James Giblin)
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Africa-related images, including Ancient Egypt (African Studies, University of Pennsylvania)
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African Sculpture
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Ancient Africa (through Images from History)
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Kingdoms of Kerma and Punt (26-12th c. B.C.)
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Formative and Classic Kemet (31st -16th c. B.C.)
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Post-Classic Kemet: 2nd Int. Period and Empire (18-11th c. B.C.)
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Hellenistic and Coptic Egypt (3rd c. B.C. - 7th c. A.D.)
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Kingdom of Napata (circa 9th - 4th c. B.C.)
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Ancient Sudan: Kingdom of Meroë (4th c. B.C. - 325 A.D.)
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Ancient Horn of Africa: Axum (4th - 7th c. A.D.)
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Empires of the Western Sudan (through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History)
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Ghana Empire
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Mali Empire
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Songhai Empire
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G. I. Jones Photographic Archive of Southeastern Nigerian Art and Culture
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Index to Ibibio, Ijo and Ogoni
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Index to Ika Igbo (Western Igbo)
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Index to Nsukka and Nri/Awka Igbo
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Index to Ikwerri Igbo
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Index to Abiriba Igbo
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Index to Nkporo Igbo
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Index to Ohafia/Abam Igbo
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Index to Riverine Igbo (Ekpafia, Abua, Ekpeya)
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Index to various Igbo groups: Ngusu Ada, Isu Ikwu Ato, Alayi, Item
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Index to Ekpe Masquerades
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Index to Igbo music, shrines, architecture and other cultural artifacts
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Explore the Collection of African Art in the National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
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The Diversity of African Art
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The Uses of African Art
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Imagery in African Art
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Women in African Art (Student Exhibition by Jannea R. Prescott)
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Current and Past Exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.)
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Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures
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Audible Artworks: Selected African Musical Instruments
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Images of Power and Identity
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The Art of the Personal Object
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Ceramics at the National Museum of African Art
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The Ancient West African City of Benin, A.D. 1300-1897
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The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C.
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Transatlantic Dialogue: In and Out of Africa
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The Artistry of African Currency
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Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
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Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear
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Claiming Art/Reclaiming Space: Post-Apartheid Art from South Africa
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Sokari Douglas Camp: Church Ede, A Tribute to Her Father
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New Acquisitions: Gifts from the Lawrence Gussman Collection
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Baule: African Art/Western Eyes
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South Africa 1936 - 1949: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee
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African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain
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Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings
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A Spiral of History
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The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria
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The Art of Africa, links and images, through Mike Gunther's Timelines of Art History: The World
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Le Masque au Burkina Faso (through Conseil International des Musées)
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African Art (through Mark Harden's Artchive)
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African Art in the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio
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African Art in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: de Young Museum
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African Art in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Art of Africa in the collection of Lowe Museum of Art, University of Miami
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Africa: The Art of a Continent (Guggenheim Museum, New York), with a link to a A Clickable Map of the Art of the Africa Continent
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Eastern Africa
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Central Africa
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Sahel and Savanna
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Northern Africa
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Southern Africa
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Central Africa
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The Woods Collection of African Art (Lois E. Woods Museum, Norfolk State University)
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Angola
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Burkina Faso
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Cameroon
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Gabon
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Ghana
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Guinea
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Ivory Coast
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Liberia
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Nigeria
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Sierra Leone
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Tanzania
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Mozambique
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Sub-Saharan African Art: Introduction (at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University)
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Africa, Oceania and the Americas, with a link to Selected Works in The Collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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African Art (in The George Ortiz Collection)
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The Visual Arts of Zimbabwe (Professor George P. Landow, Brown University)
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Great Zimbabwe
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Colonial Architecture in Zimbabwe: Columns and White Walls
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Sculpture in Zimbabwe
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A Brief History of Contemporary Stone Sculpture in Zimbabwe
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Is Contemporary Zimbabwean Sculpture Shona Sculpture?
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Zimbabwean Sculpture in Context
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Chapungu Sculpture Park
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Handelsman Sculpture Park
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Animals
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Birds
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Male Figures
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Women and Children, Family Life
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Religious Subjects
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Single Female Figures
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Zimbabwean Rock and Cave Paintings
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Paintings of the Weya Women
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Great Zimbabwe (four photographs)
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Mystery of Great Zimbabwe (Peter Tyson, PBS Nova Online), plus an investigation of the site
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Great Zimbabwe National Park, Zimbabwe (photographs by Tom Loos)
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Riddle of Great Zimbabwe (abstract of article by Roderick J. McIntosh in Archaeology magazine)
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Ceramics, metal craft and settlement in south-eastern Zimbabwe since ca 1400AD (through the The Laboratory for Ceramic Research, Department of Quaternary Geology, University of Lund, Sweden)
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African Masks (through KmtSpace: African Art & Architecture)
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Bambara Ideogram: The Stylized Antelope
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Igbo Double Mask: Ikenga
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The Figure of a Fang Ancestor: Archetype of an Oxymoron
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Dan Masks: Towards Absolute Abstraction step by step
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Double Perspective: Pende Mask: The Roots of Analytic Cubism
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Nok Canon
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Benin Art: The State of the Art of Mimesis and Naturalism
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African Architecture (through KmtSpace: African Art & Architecture)
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Precedents: The State-of-the-Art: Nile Valley Archetypes (The Stone-Pyramid Builders: Djoser, Snefru, Khafre, Khufu, Menkaure, Huni)
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Proto-Pharaon Space: Kushite Architecture (Napatan, Meroitic, Christian Periods)
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Elliptic Space: Imba Huru (The Great Zimbabwe)
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Skyscaper Tradition in Western Sudan: Morocco (Western Sahara: the ksar of South-Atlas and Mzab)
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Skyscaper Tradition in East Sudan: Sheba (Old Ethiopian) Kingdom (Ancient Ethiopia: Before the Sheba peninsula became Arabic)
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Panoptic Space: Gurunsi Compound
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Abstract Expressionism: Yoruba Compound
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Extreme Articulation: Dogon Settlement Sao Tradition: Mosgum Homestead
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Lacustrian Dwellings: Atlantic Coast: Ganvi
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Underground Dwellings: Matmata
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Gelede Masks & Sorcery (through The Baobab Project, Harvard University)
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Art of the Kwele of Equatorial Africa: ancestor masks, bush spirit masks (by Louis Perrois, through Tribal Arts)
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Ashanti Gold Weights (through Michael Greenhalgh's ArtServe at The Australian National University)
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African Sculpture (through Mark Harden's Artchive)
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The British and the Benin Bronzes, text only (through African Reparations Movement)
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African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning (Exhibition, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia)
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Introduction
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Elements of African Aesthetic
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The Exhibition
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African Lost-Wax Casting (through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History)
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Bronze, Copper, and Brass
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The Tada Figure
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Akan Symbols Project (Dr. George F. Kojo Arthur and Prof. Robert Rowe)
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Introduction
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Architecture
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Metal Casting
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Gold Weights - Abrammoo
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Jewelry
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Swords - Akofena
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Goldweights as Proverbs
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Textiles
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Adinkra Cloths
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Kente Cloths
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Kente Coths & Motifs
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Factory-Made Wax and Non-Wax Prints
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Asafo Flags
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Akan Akunintam (Royal Akan Cloth)
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Akan Cosmology
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Wood Carvings
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Adwa (stools)
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Furniture and Door Symbols
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Combs and Dolls
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Umbrella Finials
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Okyeame Poma (Linguist's Staff) and Abusua Poma (Family Staff)
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African Textiles
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Baule Cloth from the Ivory Coast (Patricia Davison, through the South African Museum)
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Meanings and Symbols on Adinkra Cloth (Kwadwo Boahene) Hand-printed and hand-embroidered cloths of the Asante people of Ghana and the Gyaman people of Cote' d'lvoire (Ivory Coast)
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Adinkra (Republic of Ghana), with a link to Adinkra Symbols
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West African Textiles (the Kate Peck Kent Collection at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology)
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Adinkra Cloth
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Adire Cloth
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Strip Weaving
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Africana Collection (University of Florida)
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Nowo or Zogbe Mask
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West African textile patterns
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Ratton Masks
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Zulu Beadwork (Stan Schoeman)
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The Zulu Nation in South Africa
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A Brief Historical Review Of Traditional African Beadwork in Africa, South of the Sahara
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Beadwork in the Zulu Cultural Tradition
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Traditional Necklaces
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Adornment of the head
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Adornment of the chest, waist and lower body
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Adornment of the limbs
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Items worn by Izangoma (specialists in traditional magic)
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Zulu Tribal Art, with a link to images
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Claw Necklace
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Headrest
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Snuff Containers
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Beer Pot
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Spoons
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Ear Plugs
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Meat Platter
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The Art of Ndebele Beadwork (Lindsay Hooper, South African Museum)
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Igabe
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isiphephetu
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itshogolo
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amaphotho
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Beaded cloak and head ornaments
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Beaded neck and leg rings
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Hamill Gallery of African Art (commercial)
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African Images of the Exotic European (Patricia Davison, through the South African Museum)
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Traditionelle afrikanische kunst (at Galerie Peter Herrmann)
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The Craft of Basketry in Southern Africa (E. M. Shaw, through the South African Museum)
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