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Figure, so-called God of War. Abomey

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    New York (photographed)

  • Date:

    1935 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Museum number:

    2164-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 202, box I

Physical description

Photograph of the legs and feet of a figure sculpted in hammered brass, depicting a god of war

Place of Origin

New York (photographed)

Date

1935 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Dimensions

Height: 41.25 in Height of figure

Descriptive line

Photograph by Walker Evans depicting the legs and feet of a brass figure, a God of War from Abomey in Dahomey (modern day Benin), in an exhibition entitled 'African Negro Art'. New York, 1935.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

AFRICAN NEGRO ART

Photographs by Walker Evans

List of Photographs

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935

[NB: The term ‘negro’ was used historically to describe people of black (sub-Saharan) African heritage but, since the 1960s, has fallen from usage and, increasingly, is considered offensive. The term is repeated here in its original historical context.]
African Negro Art Edited by James Johnson Sweeney, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935

[NB: The term ‘negro’ was used historically to describe people of black (sub-Saharan) African heritage but, since the 1960s, has fallen from usage and, increasingly, is considered offensive. The term is repeated here in its original historical context.]

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

War; Figures; Sculpture; Gods

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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