Apects. Akan Cultures in Ghana

This catalogue commemorate the centuries of contacts between present-day Ghana and what is now the Netherlands. Akan art is neihter static nor time-fixed. Incorporating influences from Moslems as early as easly the 13th century and Europeans from the 15th century onwards, the Akan have demonstrated through time a marked talent for incorporating new images, materials […]

A Bete master carver

A Bete master carver: the master of the contented person. During the current anniversary exhibition we present a Bete figure. Indigenous name  is Kuei, yusrokpo or isrokpo (Holas 1968) This is one of the rare, large, Bete figures that are known. These figures depict a deceased chiefs. It is a wooden statue, height 87 cm. The clothing consists of […]

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Bete master carver

A Bete master carver During the current anniversary exhibition we present a Bete figure. Indigenous name Kolé This is one of the rare, large, Bete figures that are known. These figures depict a deceased chiefs. It is a wooden statue, height 87 cm. There is an old iron repair to the left foot. The image comes from Reginald Groux.What […]

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Berber pottery

There is a wonderful explanation regarding ideqqi pottery found on the site of Musée du Quai Branly: The catalogue for the Ideqqi exhibition, the art of the Berber women, presents the first synthetic approach to the art of Berber pottery in Algeria, which is specifically female. It is based on the particularly rich collections in the […]