AFRICAN ART

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Unearthing Ancient Nubia

Photographs from the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Text by Lawrence M. Berman.

Mohammedani Ibrahim Ibrahim's April 27, 1916, photograph of Gebel Barkal: Statue of Aspelta, is reproduced from 'Unearthing Ancient Nubia.'

Digging for a lost civilization in the Nile Valley

Specially trained Egyptian photographers were an integral part of the pioneering Harvard–MFA expedition during the first half of the 20th century. Over the course of some 40 years, their photographs documented the excavations with thousands of images as the riches of a great ancient civilization in northern Sudan were uncovered. George A. Reisner, the leader of the expedition, was keenly aware of the challenges of creating photographs under these conditions: "In judging the photographs, remember that the statues had to be photographed in the glaring light of the tropics under great difficulties owing to the weight and size of the objects which made it nearly impossible to put the statues together."

The best of these photographs bring to life the dramatic landscapes of the Nile Valley, the excitement of archaeological discovery and the artistry of the photographers who recorded it all. Unearthing Ancient Nubia reveals the origins of the single most important collection of ancient Nubian art outside of Khartoum.


Mohammedani Ibrahim Ibrahim's April 27, 1916, photograph of Gebel Barkal: Statue of Aspelta, is reproduced from 'Unearthing Ancient Nubia.'

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An eerie time machine: Unearthing Ancient Nubia

An eerie time machine: Unearthing Ancient Nubia

Featured photograph, made by Egyptian photographer Mohammedani Ibrahim Ibrahim on April 19, 1918, is reproduced from Unearthing Ancient Nubia, new from MFA Publications. This fascinating volume collects forty years worth of early twentieth-century photographs documenting a Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts archeological expedition in northern Sudan. The caption notes, "The royal mummies at Nuri were encased in nested sets of wooden coffins. These three pairs of inlay eyes (with eyelids of bronze, eyeballs of Egyptian alabaster and pupils of obsidian) are all that remain of the three coffins of Queen Malakaye (r. 664-653 BC). The eyes on the bottom row have been placed upside down." continue to blog


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Group Spirit: Wild Style

GROUP SPIRIT: WILD STYLE

Edited by Javier Perés.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857233505
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Pub Date: 9/12/2017
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African Art

AFRICAN ART

By Ezio Bassani.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857208695
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Pub Date: 9/25/2012
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Connecting Afro Futures

CONNECTING AFRO FUTURES

KERBER

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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
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Wild Beads of Africa

WILD BEADS OF AFRICA

Edited by Billy Steinberg. Text by Jamey D. Allen.

STEINBERG

ISBN: 9780692907108
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Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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Samuel Fosso: Autoportrait

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Pub Date: 1/21/2020
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Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath

LUBAINA HIMID: WORK FROM UNDERNEATH

Edited with interview by Natalie Bell. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. Text by Jessica Bell Brown, Fred Moten.

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Pub Date: 8/20/2019
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Edited by Lisa Panting, Malin Stahl. Text by Lubaina Himid, Helen Legg, Courtney Martin, Emma Ridgeway, Zoe Whitely.

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HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746052
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Pub Date: 11/19/2019
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MFA Highlights: Arts of Africa

MFA HIGHLIGHTS: ARTS OF AFRICA

Text by Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch.

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468645
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Pub Date: 12/17/2019
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Maimouna Guerresi: Aisha in Wonderland

MAIMOUNA GUERRESI: AISHA IN WONDERLAND

Edited by Laura Cornejo Bruges, Manuela De Leonardis.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836642564
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Emeka Ogboh: Lagos Soundscapes

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Wild Beads of Africa

WILD BEADS OF AFRICA

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