African mystique

Selected pieces of artwork to showcase the mystic and the sheer emotion that the artists aimed to convey. Africa is rich in spirituality, the sacred is part of its culture.

African Venus, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, 1851, From the collection of: The Walters Art Museum
The sensual woman
Masculine head - Culture Ashanti, Unknown, 14th century - 19th century, From the collection of: Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso - Universidad de Valladolid
the man in its virility
Bwami Society Maskette, Artist Unknown, African, Lega Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1900/1975, From the collection of: University of Michigan Museum of Art
anonymous
Power Figure, Unknown, Late 19th century - Early 20th century, From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
Supernatural
Power Figure (Nkishi), Unknown, late 19th or early 20th century, From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
fertility
Figure of Mother and Child (Phemba), Unknown, 19th century, From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
caring mother
Ndeemba Mask for N-khanda Initiation, Unknown, early 20th century, From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
connect to the other world
Water Pipe, Unknown, 19th century, From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
ritual smoking
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