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Afo-A-Kom, sacred art of Cameroon.

Fred Ferretti

Afo-A-Kom, sacred art of Cameroon.

by Fred Ferretti

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Published by Third Press in New York .
Written in English


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  By way of example, Ndikung brought up the Kom people of Cameroon, who in called for the return of the Afo-A-Kom, a sacred wooden statue of a . For the triumphant return of Afo-a-kom to Kom, see The New York Times: Afo-A-Kom Joyously Greeted on Its Return Home; Afo-A-Kom Is Joyously Welcomed Home 'Mbang Has Returned' Explosion of Joy Purification Is Ordered See also: Ferretti, F. (). Afo-A-Kom: Sacred art of Cameroon. New York: Third Press. Shanklin, E. (). The odyssey of the.

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nized the Afo-a-Kom-a beaded male throne figure that they had last seen in Cameroon at the palace at Laikom-among the show's sculpture. The item was on loan from a prominent NewYork dealer. The New York Times, which had already that year given dramatic and de-tailed coverage to several instances of in-ternational art theft, pounced on the story. is known as: www. The name afo-a-kom means the Kom thing. It is a work of art measuring the height of a normal human being. It was carved between and by Fon Yuh of Kom. He bestowed on it sacred qualities and the heterogeneous Author: Gam Nkwi.


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Afo-A-Kom, sacred art of Cameroon by Fred Ferretti Download PDF EPUB FB2

"In the century-old statue, Afo-A-Kom, mysteriously disappeared from its sanctuary in the remote Cameroon Kingdom of Kom, triggering a world-wide search that ended in a New York art gallery in the Fall of The Afo-A-Kom of Afo-A-Kom, how its absence threatened the very existence of the Kom people, and its eventual return to its home, are told by the journalist whose stories of Afo-A.

out of 5 stars sacred art of Cameroon. Reviewed in the United States on Janu The story behind this book is about the most secretive art that you can find in Cameroon, you will surely like the story, check it out.

Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse.5/5(1). Get this from a library. Afo-A-Kom: sacred art of Cameroon. [Fred Ferretti] -- "In the century-old statue, Afo-A-Kom, mysteriously disappeared from its sanctuary in the remote Cameroon Kingdom of Kom, triggering a world-wide search that ended in a New York art gallery in.

The Afo Akom, the legendary sacred art work of the Kom people, was stolen from the Kom palace in Laikom and sold to an American Arts dealer in It was discovered and returned to Cameroon in after intense diplomatic negotiations. Buy Afo-A-Kom: Sacred Art of Cameroon by Fred Ferretti online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop now. The Afo-A-Kom is a wooden sculpture sacred to the Kom people, a tribal population of Cameroon. Init was stolen and subsequently sold to a New York art dealer.

Inthe Cameroon Government was informed of the location of the Afo-A-Kom and immediately requested the possessor, the Furman Gallery, to return it. Paying an MIT Press Journals Permission Invoice About The MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, and the : Tamara Northern.

Inthe tiny former kingdom of Kom in Cameroon's North West Province became the subject of a number of news stories in the New York Times because the kingdom's most "sacred" object, the "Afo-a-Kom," was stolen from the palace at Laikom and transported to New York, where it was put up for sale in an art gallery and offered to collectors at.

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Afo-A-Kom. In the AFO-a-kom is a wooden sculpture, the main symbol of the kom people of the North West region of Cameroon.

In it was stolen from Koms Royal compound. Seven years later he was found in an art gallery in the United States, and after some debate, was returned to the kom people. In effect, Afo-a-kom, the most celebrated Sacred Art of Cameroon which disappeared from the Kom palace to America in was discovered and returned to Cameroon in was displayed for the.

Afo-A-Kom, sacred statue of Kom nation which disappeared from country about 7 yrs ago, is returned to Yaounde, Cameroon and to Fon Nsom Nggue, leader of Kom nation on Dec 5.

Afo‐A‐Kom: Sacred Art of Cameroon, by Fred Ferretti (Third Press, $). Illustrated commentary on the religious, political and ceremonial significance of the 64‐inch statue. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Afo A kom Cameroon YouTube; Bate Nico and Nkongho Regina - Duration: prophetisaiah1 38, views.

Shisong Sisters, Source and Summit. Davis is the art critic of Newsweek, a former contributing editor of Art in America, and a contributor to Life, Holiday, Mademoiselle and others; and he’s an artist himself, working in a number of non-sculpture non-painting areas, like film and video tape.

photographs. The Art of Cameroon is an exhibition that should be seen, and its accompanying catalogue is a welcome addition to the growing literature on Cameroon art.

Notes 1 William Ellis, "Afo-A-Kom: A Sacred Symbol Comes Home," National Geo-graphic,1, July pp. ; Fred Ferretti, Afo-A-Kom: Sacred Art of Came-roon, New York, Abiku Abomey aesthetic Afo-A-Kom Afri African art African Studies Center Akan Akwete ancestors Angeles artists Asafo Ashanti Bamana Bambara beads Benin bird Bobo bronze called Cameroon carved carvers century ceremony chief cloth collection color cool cult culture Dahomey dance dancers decorative display divination Dogon drum European example.

Fernandez, James. “Foreword: Meditating on Animals—Figuring Out Humans!” pp. in Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous by Allen F. Roberts. Munich: Prestel for the Museum for African Art, New York, Ferretti, Fred. Afo-A-Kom: Sacred Art of Cameroon.

Third Press: New York, Field, Margaret Joyce. THIS IS AN ANTIQUE PADLOCK AND KEY, BRASS, MADE BY NEWARK NEW JERSEY U.S.A., ON THE BACK OF THE LOCK IS THE NUM AND THE KEY IS ALSO MARKED WITH J.H.W. CLIMAX. NEWARK, NJ. USA, THE. The journal offers readers peer-reviewed scholarly articles concerning a striking range of art forms and visual cultures of the world’s second-largest continent and its diasporas, as well as special thematic issues, book and exhibition reviews, features on museum collections, exhibition previews, artist portfolios, photo essays, contemporary.

"Air Youth: Performance, Violence and the State in Cameroon." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 4, no. 4 (): p. Argenti, Nicolas. "Follow the Wood: Carving and Political Cosmology in Oku, Cameroon," in African Art and Agency in the Workshop edited by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir and Till Förster, pp.

Bloomington.Afo-A-Kom: sacred art of Cameroon by: Ferretti, Fred. Published: () African Modernities and Mobilities: An Historical Ethnography of Kom, Cameroon, C.

The Afo-A-Kom is a carved wooden statue that embodies the central identity of Kom people’s traditional culture. Tied to Kom well being in all areas it's absence from Kom was blamed for poor crops and multiple maladies.

It was stolen in and was now for sale in New York City. I was in Cameroon as a Peace Corps Volunteer and saw the the statue featured in a catalogue of Cameroonian Art and.