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Figure 18: An Ashanti chief wearing silk cloth and gold jewelry. Doran H Ross
tubular, but sometimes conical or spherical, and with simple tubular trunks and
limbs. The art of Nok indicates the antiquity of many basic canons of West African
Figure 26: Fang wood figure (bieri) from a reliquary of ancestor's bones, Gabon.
In the Pierre Arman Collection, Paris. Height 47 cm. By courtesy of Pierre Arman
ration consists of traditional geometric incised or painted patterns. The pots are ...
Figure 28: Teke (Bateke) mask, painted wood, Teke tribal region, Lower Congo
cultural area. In the Musee de I'Homme, Paris. Diameter 34.9 cm. By courtesy ol
the Musee de I'Homme, Paris child figures are much more powerfully rigid in style
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