GOLD OF AFRICA. Jewellery and Ornaments From Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal in the Collection of the Barbier-Mueller Museum

(Munich: Prestel, [1989]).

"This is the first detailed study of goldwork produced south of the Sahara, and concentrates on two regions: the Sahel and the central West African forest. The historical and cultural context in which the pieces were made is explained, as well as the techniques employed in their creation. The book constitutes a unique survey of the little-known splendours of the African goldsmith's art." -Publisher's description. Item #22481

First Edition, English language issue. With 196 full colour photographs, additional photographs in black and white and a full colour map. Most of the photographs are by Pierre-Alain Ferrazzini. 4to, original black cloth lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine, in the publisher’s original dustjacket. 247 pp. A fine copy, essentially as new.

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