First  cover of 'ETERNAL ANCESTORS.'

ETERNAL ANCESTORS.

THE ART OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN RELIQUARY.

LaGamma, Alisa. (ed.)

368 pp.; 233 illus., 160 in colour, 45 b/w text illus., 6 essays, 5 maps, index, biblio.. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 2007. Pbk

book nr. 11076                 € 35,00

All the sculptural works examined here were created to portray ancestors as vital intermediaries. Through a range of different visual vocabularies and materials, this is evident in the dynamic depictions of the human form conceived to enhance, venerate, and amplify the power of sacred relics.