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Crocodiles, history and the presentation of facts

Catalog Data

Author:
Van Schalkwyk, J. A  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
National Cultural History Museum (South Africa)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1991
Notes:
Van Schalkwyk is responding to a statement appearing in an essay by Anitra Nettleton and David Hammond-Tooke on art of the Pedi and Ntwane. The offending statement concerns a Hananwa carved wooden crocodile removed in 1894 during a war with the Boers; it is now in the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria. Van Schalkwyk wants to set the record straight about this crocodile vessel and two other examples of similar carved vessels in terms of their significance to the Hananwa and how they came into the museums. The second crocodile vessel in the National Cultural History Museum was found in a cave in 1930; the third example is in the Africana Museum, Johannesburg.
Topic:
Hananwa vessels  Search this
Crocodiles in African art  Search this
Call number:
N1 .S726
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551765