Power Figures

This African ethnographic art book presents the entire range of Yaka ritual sculptures.

The Yaka people live in the south-western Congo in Africa. These objects played a significant role in the daily life of Yaka society after they were ritually charged with power substances.

Moreover, these sculptures provided direct access to the supernatural powers of important ancestors and spirits. Every statue exhibits full force, monumentality, expressivity and originality as well as admirable abundance of shapes and forms.

English and German text.

Co-published with Simonis.

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