The Horse Rider in African Art

Chemeche, George, et al. The Horse Rider in African Art. Woodbridge, UK: Antique Collectors' Club 2011. 380p, ca. 300 large color pls. As new hardcover in very good d.j. ** The first fully illustrated survey of the theme of horse and rider in many media from various African cultures. Focuses on wood sculpture from the Dogon, Bamana, Senufo, and Yoruba peoples. Texts by various scholars. "Horses are rare species in Africa and most African carvers would not have seen one... No wonder, then, that many of the mounts in this book look more like alligators or creatures from a distant planet. To the African carver, the equestrian image is simply an idea, a symbol, a concept. And this is what makes their art all the more compelling." Large and heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering. (In print at ca. $100). Item #16403

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