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Collecting African Art: Part Two – Provenance

Friday, November 07, 2014

In the first part of this series, we learned African art has been given a specific set of criteria that must be fulfilled to be considered traditional and authentic. First, the work must have been created by non-European Africans, free from any Christian or Islamic influences; and second, the artworks must have been used by the respective African tribes in ceremonies, festivities or daily life. Some observers and collectors may think authenticity is limited to a specific time and place – an idealized Africa of the past that modernity has destroyed and lives on only in the form of artifacts....

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