Skip to product information
1 of 1



Regular price $39.95
Regular price Sale price $39.95
Sale Sold out

W034501 | $39.95 / 10% library disc.

Anne-Marie Benezech. 5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2021.

124 pp. Moderately illustrated (chiefly color); ref. ill. (all b&w). 25 x 17 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788874399154

The Kuyu are an ethnic group who live in northern Congo-Brazzaville, on the banks of the River Congo, in a part of Equatorial Africa that has remained only marginally influenced by Moslem encroachment and Western colonialism. Kuyu art can be broadly broken down into three styles, the first two - of which there are the fewest examples - are strictly associated with the Kuyu ethnic group, while the third style, which has the largest sculptural component, includes both Kuyu and Mbochi pieces. Among these are a number of statuettes and especially wooden clubs topped with a human head (the most recent being polychrome), known as Kebe-Kebe, which were used in the dance by the same name. This ritual performance has remained faithful to its original function of giving physical expression to the Kuyu cosmogony.

Subject Headings: African Art ; Non-Western Art -- Sculpture --

View full details