Tadep (Ancestor Figure)Early 20th century - Mid 20th century
12 3/16 in. x 3 1/16 in. x 2 3/8 in. (31 cm x 7.7 cm x 6 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Cameroonian - Style and culture of the nation of Cameroon, lying at the junction of western and central Africa.
- carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
- pigment - Any relatively insoluble organic, inorganic, natural or artificial substance that imparts a color to another substance or mixture and always appears as the same specific color when viewed in white light. It is the constituent of paint or ink that provides the color. Distinguished from a dye, which is soluble in the vehicle, a pigment is insoluble in the vehicle, but instead is held in a suspension.
- ritual objects - Objects used for a particular ritual activity, often as part of a ceremony.
- West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
- wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- African Art in the Greater Philadelphia Area The Community College of Philadelphia with a Grant from the William Penn Foundation , Nov 12, 1999 – Dec 17, 1999
Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996
Owner Name: Morton Dimondstein (1920-2000)
Role: Previous Owner
Place: Los Angeles, California, US
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Important Tribal Art
New York, NY, 1989
Figure Number: 120
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0096624.
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- Paul Gebauer, "Art of Cameroon." African Arts 4, no. 2 (Winter 1971): 33, Figure Number: 17.
- "Schneider Photographic Archives." (Accessed May 5, 2020): https://evangschneider.zenfolio.com/. https://evangschneider.zenfolio.com/p780016240/h950D8E1#h950d8e1.
- "Clark University Website." (Accessed May 5, 2020): clarku.edu. https://www2.clarku.edu/faculty/jborgatti/discover/1ethan/ethan.htm.
- Nancy Beth A. Schwartz, Mambilla : Art and Material Culture (Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Museum, 1972), 23. Figure Number: 10
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Paul Gebauer, "Art of Cameroon." African Arts 4, no. 2 (Winter 1971): 24-80.
- David Zeitlyn, "Mambila Figurines and Masquerades: Problems of Interpretation." African Arts 27, no. 4 (Autumn 1994): 38-94.
- Nancy Beth A. Schwartz, Mambilla : Art and Material Culture (Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Museum, 1972), 19-23. Figure Number: 10
Tadep (Ancestor Figure)
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