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Description - Ritual Figures of Congo by Henry Lu 

A sophisticated publication dedicated to one of the most astonishing collections of African art.

This book presents a variety of ritual figures from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Figurative sculpture is considered the best expression of African ritual arts and was one of the most important sources of inspiration for early twentieth-century artists, leaving a deep impact in the world history of art.

Produced in different materials, from wood to stone and ivory, figurative sculpture has been produced in the Congo region for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The first official collection of these artworks is dated 1873.

This publication is enriched by new, beautiful pictures of the collection with a contemporary and sophisticated touch.

The texts are written by Marc Leo Felix, an international expert in African art as well as an organizer and curator of international exhibitions on African arts.

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