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The Art of the Central African Reliquary
New Approaches for Interpreting
The Western Historiography of African Reliquary Sculpture
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19th century Wood 19th–early 20th century 20th century African art African sculpture ancestors Andersson André artifacts artists Bamileke band Bangwa Batwa body brass H Brummer Bwende bwiti byeri carved catalogue number central African Charles Ratton clan coiffure communities copper curve Ensemble Kota equatorial Africa Equatorial Guinea EX COLL EXHIBITED extends eyes face Fang reliquary female Fernandez 1982 forehead Frank Crowninshield Gabon Gabon 19th century Grassfields head horizontal Ibid incised kaolin Kerchache Kongo Kwele lineage lozenge Mahongwe male masks Mbete metal Metropolitan Museum Musée Dapper Musée de l'Homme Museum of Art neck Ngumba niombo nose º º Obamba Ogooué Ogooué River Paris Paudrat Perrois pigments Private collection PUBLISHED rainforest receptacle region relics Reliquary Ensemble reliquary sculpture representation rites ritual Robert Goldwater Saint Siroto skull societies southern Cameroon spirits Stéphan summit surface Teke territorial spirits Tessmann tion torso traditions Tsogho Vansina vertical village York