Item #8189 Black Africa. Laure Meyer.
Black Africa

Black Africa. Masks, Sculpture, Jewelry

Paris: Pierre Terrail, 1992. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's scarlet cloth, spine and upper board gilt, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.

First edition monograph on traditional African art by African-born historian and journalist Laure Meyer. Thematically organized, this expansive survey contains historical and ethnographic information on bronze, ivory, gold, and terracotta objects including ancestral statues, reliquaries, weapons, jewelry, and more produced by a diversity of ethnic groups from across the continent. Profusely illustrated in color with more than 170 plates; with index and bibliography. Gift inscription to front endpaper. Light soiling to spine tail and bottom edges of boards; unclipped dust jacket with light chipping and edgewear, with some dampstaining to verso. Very good. Item #8189


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