Africa’s top collector returns ancestral works to Angola

The Art Newspaper | Cristina Ruiz:

One of Africa’s top art collectors has recovered three 19th-century indigenous works and is to return them to the Angolan museum they were stolen from decades ago. The Congolese businessman Sindika Dokolo has made it his mission to find important works of art taken from Africa and repatriate them. Now his foundation has bought two ancestral female masks and a male statue, made by the Chokwe people, from private collectors in Belgium and France… Read more 

Image: For the Chokwe people, Pwo masks are an idealised representation of womanhood, bestowing fertility and prosperity. Image source

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