“How does an object hold power?” Christraud Geary on the Throne of Njouteu
Christraud M. Geary is the Teel Senior Curator Emerita of African and Oceanic Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is an authority on the arts of Cameroon and on photography in Africa.
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Throne of Njouteu: Royal Couple, late 19th–early 20th century. Cameroon, Grasslands region. Wood, glass beads, cloth, cowrie shells. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Rogers Fund, Andrea Bollt Bequest, in memory of Robert Bollt Sr. and Robert Bollt Jr., and Laura and James J. Ross and Anonymous Gifts, 2014 (2014.256)
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