Kongo: Power and Majesty

Artists from the kingdom of Kongo a vast swath of Central Africa that today encompasses the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola were responsible for outstanding creative achievements With the influx of Portuguese, Dutch, and Italian merchants, missionaries, and explorers, Kongo developed a unique artistic tradition that blended European iconogrArtists from the kingdom of Kongo a vast swath of Central Africa that today encompasses the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola were responsible for outstanding creative achievements With the influx of Portuguese, Dutch, and Italian merchants, missionaries, and explorers, Kongo developed a unique artistic tradition that blended European iconography with powerful indigenous art forms An initially positive engagement with Europe in the 15th century turned turbulent in the wake of later displacement, civil war, and the slave trade and many of the artworks created in Kongo reflect the changing times This comprehensive study is the first major catalogue to explore Kongo s history, art forms, and cultural identity before, during, and after contact with Europe Objects range from 15th century mother and child figures, which reflect a time when Europeans and their Christian motifs were viewed favorably, to fearsome mangaaka, power figures that conveyed strength in the midst of the kingdom s dissolution Lavishly illustrated with new photography and multiple views of three dimensional works, this book presents the fascinatingly complex artistic legacy of one of Africa s most storied kingdoms.
Kongo Power and Majesty Artists from the kingdom of Kongo a vast swath of Central Africa that today encompasses the Republic of Congo the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola were responsible for outstanding creative ac

  • Title: Kongo: Power and Majesty
  • Author: Alisa LaGamma
  • ISBN: 9781588395757
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kingdom of Kongo The Kingdom of Kongo Kongo Kongo dya Ntotila or Wene wa Kongo Portuguese Reino do Kongo was a kingdom located in west central Africa in present day northern Angola, the western portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo as well as the southernmost part of Gabon At its greatest extent it reached from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Kwango River in the The Battleship Kongo, Japanese Battleships The Battleship Kong The Japanese battleship Kong, a ship with a magical name and an important history, was budgeted in and ordered from the British shipbuilder Vickers in January .This was a significant act in an era of important shipbuilding Britain itself was in a great arms race with Germany. Kongo historical kingdom, Africa Britannica Kongo Kongo, former kingdom in west central Africa, located south of the Congo River present day Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo According to traditional accounts, the kingdom was founded by Lukeni lua Nimi about Originally, it was probably a Nkisi Nkisi or Nkishi plural varies minkisi, zinkisi, or nkisi are spirits, or an object that a spirit inhabits.It is frequently applied to a variety of objects used throughout the Congo Basin in Central Africa especially in the Territory of Cabinda that are believed to contain spiritual powers or spirits The term and its concept have passed with the Atlantic slave trade to the Americas. Bakongo Nkondi Nail Fetish RAND AFRICAN ART NAIL FIGURE Nkisi Nkondi Yombe group, Kongo peoples, Shilango River area, Zaire, ith century Wood, metal, raffia cloth, pigment, clay, resin, cowrie shell Kingdom of Kongo South African History Online The Kingdom of Kongo was a large kingdom in the western part of central Africa The name comes from the fact that the founders of the kingdom were KiKongo speaking people, and the spelling of Congo with a C comes from the Portuguese translation. PRE COLONIAL AFRICAN KINGDOM OF KONGO ONCE A At the end of the sixteenth century, using information provided by Duarte Lopez, Pigafetta , Vol II, p described Mbanza Kongo, as it was modified by the Portuguese influence. Afonso I king of Kongo kingdom Britannica Afonso I Afonso I, ruler of Kongo historical kingdom in west central Africa and the first of a line of Portuguese vassal kings that lasted until the early th century He is sometimes called The Apostle of Kongo for his role in making Kongo a Christian kingdom Nothing is known of his early life most QA DR Congo conflict BBC News Congo and Rwanda Troubled history April June Genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda June Paul Kagame s Tutsi rebels take power in Rwanda, Hutus flee into Zaire Congo Kinshasa World Statesmen Congo Kinshasa politics, history, leaders Secretaries general of the International African Association in Brussels Sep Nov Jules Xavier Charles Joseph b.

    1 thought on “Kongo: Power and Majesty”

    1. Very interesting book, there is so much history and culture in Africa, is a pity there is not more effort to collect and document artifacts, books and archeological treasures from other parts of Africa. Highly recommended.

    2. amazing read especially if you get top experience the show, Kongo culture is the best documented African kingdom and the stories are fascinating

    3. Stellar exhibition, richly informative book. For the visual nitpicker: photography could be much higher-quality.

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