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African Ivory Research Network Seminar #13 «Analysis of a late 19th-century car…

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«Analysis of a late 19th-century car…

African Ivory Research Network Seminar #13

«Analysis of a late 19th-century carved ivory from the Loango Coast region (Challenges and possibilities)»
🗣 Jessica Stephenson (Kennesaw State University)

📅 April 24, 2024
⏰ 6 pm (GMT+1)
💻 Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/9nbd32hm

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This presentation considers challenges and possibilities in the study of carved ivory tusks from the Loango Coast region of the Congo, made from roughly 1840 to around 1910—the period marking the demise of the transatlantic slave trade and the onset of colonial rule. Through detailed visual analysis of a single tusk—its imagery, form, composition, and medium—and discussion of written sources and photographs made by its collector, a German plantation manager, an attempt is made to interpret ivory carvings of this type in the context of 19th-century Loango Coast trade and plantation culture.

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