African Art from the Han Coray Collection, 1916-1928: Völkerkundemuseum, University of Zurich

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Miklós Szalay, Georg Baselitz, Peter Nebel
Prestel, 1998 - Art - 260 pages
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Han Coray (1880-1974) was one of the first and most important European collectors of African art. He acquired his collection for the most part from the famous Parisian art dealer Paul Guillaume in the first half of the 1920s. This extensive collection of African art, one of the finest in the world, was purchased by Zurich University's Volkerkundemuseum in 1940. African Art from the Han Coray Collection 1916-1928 contains a selection of 202 of the collection's most important works, presented in beautiful illustrations and accompanied by informative texts. Featured are not only wooden sculptures and masks, but also ivories, textiles, and metal works. West and central African artistic traditions are presented, with a special focus on central African art.

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Contents

Section 1
20
Section 2
34
Section 3
36
Section 4
46
Section 5
56
Section 6
60
Section 7
64
Section 8
76
Section 12
125
Section 13
129
Section 14
133
Section 15
134
Section 16
171
Section 17
181
Section 18
190
Section 19
215

Section 9
80
Section 10
82
Section 11
116
Section 20
217
Section 21
222
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About the author (1998)

Director of the department of Black African Art at the Museums for Ethnology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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