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Ezio Bassani, and William Buller Fagg. Africa and the Renaissance. Art in Ivory. New York. Center for African Art and Prestel Verlag, 1988

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Catalog of a loan exhibition held at the Center for African Art, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm; Hardcover.

Introduction: Africa and the Renaissance / Susan Vogel --
European perspections of black Africans in the Renaissance / Peter Mark --
1. The legacy of the navigator --
2. The Afro-Portugues Ivories --
3. An art of stillness and beauty: The Sapi-Portuguese Ivories: Saltcellers ; Pyxes ; Spoons, forks and knife handles --
4. Sources for the Sapi-Portugues Ivories --
5. Sapi workshops and artists --
6. Conclusions on the Sapi-Portuguese Ivories --
7. The Bini-Portuguese Ivories: enter movement : The guild of ivory carvers ; Oliphants ; Salts ; Spoons --
8. The Bini-Portuguese artists --
9. A conjectural digression among the bronze casters --
10. A problematic Yoruba-Portuguese Saltcellal --
11. The Afro-Portuguese Apocrypha : An enigmatic Sapi-Portuguese oliphant ; The Kongo oliphant ; A unique Kongo knife case; Kongo geometric motifs ; The mysterious fluted oliphants --
12. Conclusions on the Afro-Portuguese Ivories --
Notes -- Catalogue Raisonne -- Bibliography -- Photograph Credits.

Ezio Bassani and William B. Fagg ; edited by Susan Vogel, assisted by Carol Thompson ; with an essay by Peter Mark.


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