ISBN 9789988920227
Pages 206
Dimensions 213 x 175mm
Published 2022
Publisher Woeli Publishing Services, Ghana
Format Paperback

About Sacred and Religious Art in Africa

An Ethnographic Study on a Private Collection

by Alexis B. Tengan

Of what significance are sacred art objects in Africa? In this book, the author launches an investigation into the grammar of sacred and religious art objects and presents them as encoded language of shrines and cults; thus providing insights into the notion of the divine as it appears in all African systems of thought. The book is unique for presenting a perspective that African cultic institutions should be seen as the syntax of some special and exclusive language for appreciating African art objects. Anthropologists, research professionals, academia, students, and the curious reader interested in African art and religion, would find this book refreshingly useful.



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