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Title Elephant : the animal and its ivory in African culture / Doran H. Ross, editor.

Imprint Los Angeles, Calif., USA : Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, c1992.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Oversize Stacks  730.096 El27    ---  Available
Description xxi, 415 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 31 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-413).
Contents Imagining elephants : an overview / Doran H. Ross -- African elephant and its environment / Jeheskel Shoshani -- Proboscideans, hominids, and prehistory / John A. Van Couvering -- Talking (gray) heads : elephant as metaphor in African myth and folklore / Donald J. Cosentino -- Sama ba : the elephant in Bamana art / Mary Jo Arnoldi and Kate Ezra -- Of pachyderms and power : ivory and the elephant in the art of central Côte d'Ivoire / Philip L. Ravenhill -- More than meets the eye : elephant memories among the Akan / Doran H. Ross -- Elephant and its ivory in Benin / Barbara Winston Blackmun -- Image and indeterminacy : elephants and ivory among the Yoruba / Henry John Drewal -- Igbo : prestige ivory and elephant spirit power / Herbert M. Cole.
Elephants, ivory, and chiefs : the elephant and the arts of the Cameroon grassfields / Christraud M. Geary -- Elephants, ivory, and art : Duala objects of persuasion / Rosalinde G. Wilcox -- Teeth of the Nyim : the elephant and ivory in Kuba art / David A. Binkley -- Stampeding of elephants : elephant imprints on Lega thought / Elisabeth Cameron -- Ivory from Zariba country to the land of Zinj / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir -- Under the gun : elephants in Ethiopian painting / Girma Fisseha -- Ivory trade in Africa : an historical overview / Edward A. Alpers -- Material culture of ivory outside Africa / David A. Shayt -- Future of elephants, real and imagined / Doran H. Ross.
Subject Ivories -- Africa, West.
Art and society -- Africa, West.
Ivories -- Ethiopia.
Art and society -- Ethiopia.
Elephants in art.
Elephants -- Africa, West.
Elephants -- Africa, North.
Added Author Ross, Doran H.
University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History.
ISBN 0930741269 (soft) : $39.00
0930741250 (hard) : $69.00

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