African Art and Artefacts in European Collections: 1400-1800

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Malcolm D. McLeod
British Museum, 2000 - History - 328 pages
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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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About the author (2000)

Ezio Bassani is an art historian and has written extensively on African art. Among his many publications is Power of Form (Skira, 2002).

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