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Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

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Ivories from the west coast of Africa were for the most part the first African artifacts brough
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lled “white gold” in Euro
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s Portuguese wealth increased at this time, so did taste for these luxury goods Essay Ivory and Boxwood Carvings, 1450–1800 . I
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gifts
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Portuguese trade
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, large collections of assorted “exotica” from around the wo
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These works remained largely misunderstood
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were trained through apprenticeship systems
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rily illiterate and therefore dependent on image-based visual teaching of shared knowledg
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African imagery includes both human and animal forms that are depicted frontally and in a static manne
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These objects represent an interesting forty-year slice of precolonial history
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