African Art and Artefacts in European Collections: 1400-1800
Malcolm D. McLeod
British Museum, 2000 - History - 328 pages
This life work of a well-known scholar creates a unique record of over 800 artefacts found in more than 100 European collections before the end of the eighteenth century. Extensively illustrated, the catalogue gives full descriptions of each artefact and the details of every collection, with present location and provenance provided where known. Original documentation is given in the original language with a translation and commentary in English. Among the most valuable aspects of this work for scholars and students of African art are the indexes, including categories of item by material. Fully cross-referenced, it can be used in both print and electronic formats for maximum accessibility across a wide range of research interests.
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Acquired in 1753 Acquired in 1874 African Afro-Portuguese ivories Angola Arrival in Europe artefacts Bassani and Fagg Benin Kingdom present-day Bini-Portuguese spoon Ethnic British Museum Calabar Calabar region carved Catalogue century chapter devoted cloth with geometric cm Present location Congo Copenhagen Curnow Dam-Mikkelsen and Lundbaek devoted to Kongo Etnografisk Samling European Gundestrup Horn Ethnic group Horn Quotations Hottentot Inventaire Inventarium 1737 inventory Ivory Ivory Present location Kingdom present-day Nigeria Kongo art Kongo Provenance Kunstkammer length Manuscript and Printed Musee de l'Homme Museum fur Volkerkunde Museum of Ethnography National Museum Nationalmuseet Pigorini Portuguese previous items Printed Sources Quotations and remarks Raphia-palm fibre Recorded References royal Kunstkammer saltcellar Ethnic group Sapi Provenance Sapi-Portuguese saltcellar Ethnic Save List Senegal Sierra Leone Materials/size South Africa Materials/size Sparrman Spear Ethnic group specimens spoon Ethnic group Stockholm Undocumented Unidentified Arrival Unidentified Materials/size Unidentified Present location Unidentified Provenance West Africa Wisbech Wood Yoruba Owo