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African Art: Contributions to Art & Culture

masks, fetishes, and tribal symbolism

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Photo Credit Charles Sheeler 1919

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The appeal of collecting African Art is not a contemporary phenomenon.  Colonialists were attracted to tribal art as trophies and for their ethnological interest.  As far back as the 15th century, individuals were known to collect these mysterious fetishes and ceremonial objects to satisfy their curiosities.

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