Book : Statuaire Babembe Sculpture  Raoul Lehuard Alain Lecompte

Book : Statuaire Babembe Sculpture Raoul Lehuard Alain Lecompte

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Statuaire Babembe Sculpture from Raoul Lehuard and Alain Lecompte

  • Hardcover:212 pages

  • Publisher:5Continents; Bilingual Edition: English & French edition (January 21, 2019)

  • Language:English, French

  • ISBN-10:8874395442

  • ISBN-13:978-8874395446

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 1.6 inches

The first full investigation into the symbolic artworks of the Babembe, this richly illustrated monograph presents a particular type of sculpture that the Babembe devoted to their family ancestors. Many of these anthropomorphic wooden statues are published here for the first time, and they bear the same tattoos and scarifications, or skin decorations, that these people have always used to embellish their bodies during initiation ceremonies.