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Hammer Art History Lecture, Guest Speaker: Suzanne Blier

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

“Patterns of Anomaly in African Ivories” Abstract:  This lecture takes up questions in African Medieval to Early Modern ivory imagery and sources framed in part around a set of seemingly anomalous motifs that address how power and ivory have mutually shaped each other both in Africa (particularly Nigeria) and in European contexts. Among the works...