MET – The african origin of civilization

And it will be important to emphasize the degree to which much of the art of sub-Saharan Africa in the collection is inherently, and often fortrightly, about ethics, about the workings of social justice; about right living, personally, socially and spiritually; about the quest of balance in the natural world, all evident in the power figure’s prosecutorial vigor, in Gwandansu’s mountainous calm and in the sun-pointing, heaven-seeking horns of the antelope-shaped harvest mask from Mali.

New points of light across cultures – NYT, january 14th

The african origin of civilization

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