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Title
Statue bearing the effigy of a chief, in Batoufam
Creator
Broussous, Daniel, 1912-1973
Date Created and/or Issued
1945/1953
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
102 boulevard Arago - 75014 Paris, France
Défap - Service protestant de mission (Département évangélique français d’action apostolique)
http://www.defap-bibliotheque.fr/index.php?id=266
http://www.defap.fr/contact.php
Description
The sculpture holds a cup in its hands. Spots in black and white remind the leopardskin. The hypertrophy and the complexity of the ears have to be noticed.
From 1945 to 1959, Daniel Broussous was the head doctor of the protestant hospital of Bangwa, set up by the Société des missions évangéliques de Paris (Paris evangelical mission society) in the south of the region Bamileke in 1935. Broussous took many photographs documenting the art, the architecture, the traditions and the daily-life of Bamileke chieftainships. He also made several films.
Type
image
Format
black-and-white negatives, 6x4.5 cm
photographs
Identifier
impa-m70395 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-DEFAP_CMN071-04653_2
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m70395
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-DEFAP_CMN071-04653_2.jpg
Subject
Arts
African art
Sculpture
Time Period
1945/1953
Place
Bamileke (Cameroon)
Batoufam (Cameroon)
Cameroon
Source
SMEP/CM.N.071-04653 [File]
Relation
Défap - Service protestant de mission
Fonds photographique Daniel Broussous / Société des missions évangéliques de Paris
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Défap - Service protestant de mission, Paris, ca. 1880-1971
impa-m62959

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