Due to the use of mythology to explain all creative and conceptual aspects of
Dogon culture, Dogon art and ritual have never been interpreted adequately.
However, the understanding of Dogon myth can aid in the interpretation of other
Art Africa Final Review Slides (C. Roy)
Title: Golden Stool on hwedom tea chair
How is it used?
Why is it important?
Art Africa Final Review Slides (C.
Roy) Title: Stool for ancestory shri
Arts of Africa
Midterm Review Slides
October 8th, 2012
Western Sudan: Dogon (Mali),
Marcel Griaule: French scholar who studied Dogon. Civilizing mission. 12 year old
H.A. Bernatzik: Austrian scholar, studied Bidyogo and did photogrp
African art has many significant purposes and reasons that they need to fulfill. Often the
object is made to honor a god or help the family with problems they are experiencing, such as the
Akuaba doll. A doll made and used by the Asante people, also known
Figure, Dogon, Western Sudan, 19th century, wood, placed on a shrine, show a man of honor,
Building, Dogon, Western Sudan, 20th century, clay, illustrate art and life, show rectangular
patterns on faade,
Figure, Dogon, Western Sudan, 20th, wood, placed on
15 October 2015
Fang Reliquary Statue
The Fang represent a dominant culture in the midwestern coast of Africa. With a
population over 3 million people, the Fang are an established people and influential
politically in certain a
John R. Baker, 3rd ed., Race (Burlington: Ostara Publications, 1981), 242.
LaGamma, Alisa, ed, Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture (New York: The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002), 70.
Alisa LaGamma, ed, Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculp
5-1. KPONUNGO (“FUNERAL HEAD MASK”), SENUEO, EARLY 20TH CENTURY. WOOD. LENGTH 40”
(1.05 M). UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, IOWA CITY. UNIVERSITY OE IOWA MUSEUM OF ART.
THE STANLEY COLLECTION
In parts of Senufo country these masks belong to mens’ an
Arts of Africa, Fall 2014
Research Paper Assignment
For this writing assignment, you will be researching one work of art in the African collection of
the University of Iowa Museum of Art on display in the Richey Ballroom in the Iowa Memorial
Union. Your t
1H:002 Arts of Africa
Monday, Wednesday, 11:30-12:20 PM
Professor Christopher Roy,
Ofce tel.# 335-1777
Ofce 206 Art Building West
Friday discussion sections
TAs: Cory Gundlach, Rachel Hofer, Kate Kunau, Jill Holaday, Trey (Michael) Ridlen
Text: Visona, Mo
Culture in west Central Africa that flourished in the late 19th century and early
20th, noted for its production of wooden sculpture and masks.
1. Geography and cultural history.
The Fang people form the southern part of a large ethnic group defined
Terms for Final Exam
Olowe of Ise: born 1877-1937
Early, Middle, and Late Period Benin Kalala Illunga
Gelede: mask tradition that is directed at women, worn by men
Nkisi :magical object (can be figural)/power object for giving medicine and for h
Term of 19th-century European invention designating various Yoruba-speaking
peoples who often claim a common origin at the city of Ife in modern Nigeria
and who share, in varying degrees, language, art forms, socio-political
Art Africa Final Review Slides (C. Roy) Title: King Kot a Mbweeky III in State
Dress Culture: Kuba
What does all of this represent?
Art Africa Final Review Slides (C. Roy) Title: Carved Cup
Arts of Africa
Final Exam Essay Problem
In 1980 the famous art historian Susan Vogel organized an exhibition at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art titled "For Spirits and Kings." Over the course of the
semester we have seen objects made