Dogon Female Figure, Ogol Circle of Artists, Mali. Dogon sculpture captured the imagination of European and American artists and intellectuals in the 1930s with the austere beauty and isolation of their environment, the power of their sculpture, and the richness of their rituals, but we have still not fully understood the history and meaning of their art.
Zimbabwe-bird: Over the past few years much has been written about Shona stone sculptures. Newsweek hailed it as “perhaps the most important new art-form to emerge from Africa in this century” .The New York Times stated that Shona sculptures is “unlike art found in much of the rest of Africa” .
1897, removed from the Benin Royal Palace during the Punitive Expedition by Dr. Felix Norman Ling Roth (b. 1857 – d. 1921); 1897, given by Roth to his brother, Henry Ling Roth (b. 1855 – d. 1925), Halifax, England; May 11, 1898, sold by Henry Ling Roth for £ 20 to Lt.-General Augustus Henry Pitt-Rivers (b. 1827 - d. 1900), Farnham, England; until the 1960s, kept at the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham, and passed by descent within the family [see note]; 1970s,