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Chokwe! : art and initiation among the Chokwe and related peoples

Author: Manuel Jordán; Marie Louise Bastin; Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Ala.); Baltimore Museum of Art.; Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©1998.
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The Chokwe, the most famous and artistically prolific ethnic group in Angola, command a rich visual world, as this exhibition catalog illustrates using artworks carefully selected from prominent private and museum collections in the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America. One hundred and fifty of the finest masterpieces of the Chokwe are displayed here in vibrant color, as well as works from neighboring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Chokwe!
Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©1998
(OCoLC)607092968
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Jordán; Marie Louise Bastin; Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Ala.); Baltimore Museum of Art.; Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
ISBN: 3791319973 9783791319971
OCLC Number: 40233806
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art and held at the following venues: Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama (November 1, 1998-January 3, 1999), Baltimore Museum of Art (June 13-September 5, 1999), The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (October 24, 1999-January 16, 2000)."
Description: 191 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color), map, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Chokwe arts: wealth of symbolism and aesthetic expression / Marie-Louise Bastin --
The king's crowns: hierarchy in the making among the Aruwund (Lunda) / Manuela Palmeirim --
Engaging the ancestors: Makishi masquerades and the transmission of knowledge among Chokwe and related peoples / Manuel Jordʹan --
Potential and fulfilled woman: initiations, sculpture, and masquerades in Kabompo District, Zambia / Elisabeth L. Cameron --
Ngidi and Mukanda initiation rites: forces of social cohesion among the Holo / Niangi Batulukisi --
Art, god, and spirit possession in the interpretation of illness among the Luvale and related peoples / Boris Wastiau --
The birth of a divination basket / Sonia Silva.
Responsibility: edited by Manuel Jordán with contributions by Marie-Louise Bastin [and others].

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The Chokwe, the most famous and artistically prolific ethnic group in Angola, command a rich visual world, as this exhibition catalog illustrates using artworks carefully selected from prominent private and museum collections in the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America. One hundred and fifty of the finest masterpieces of the Chokwe are displayed here in vibrant color, as well as works from neighboring groups resident in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia, to include masks, chief's and ancestral figures, thrones, scepters, divination tools, and ceramic figures.

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