List of illustrations

  • Ruler with subjects
  • Ethiopian slave caravan. Reprinted from "Egypt and Nubia" (London, 1846–1849)
  • Group of Starving African Men and Boys Removed to the Royal Navy Ship "Daphne" from a Captured Dhow
  • Differences in Coiffure and Facial Markings as Seen by an Early European Traveler
  • Incised ochre tablet
  • Kekum njang in Kom/Oku, Cameroon, King Jinabo II in front of the royal figures
  • Maasai woman carrying her baby in traditional clothing and jewelry in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • Ramesses II receiving gifts
  • Janus-form skin-covered mask, Ejegham people
  • Man with a red tuft on his forehead, San people
  • Woman with a horned headdress
  • Terracotta figure, Nok people
  • Copper alloy head with distinctive Igbo Nri facial markings, Igbo Ukwu, Nigeria
  • Terracotta head, Lydenburg, South Africa
  • Commemorative Portrait Head
  • Figurative Harp (Domu)
  • Nubian wrestlers; fragment of low relief, Memphis, tomb of the vizier and future pharaoh Horemheb
  • Bwoon mask referencing a Pygmy
  • A pair of chiwara antelope masks, Mali
  • The thunder god, Amadioha, and the earth goddess, Ale
  • Altar group (aseberia) with Oba Ewuakpe
  • Figure of the god Ore, Ife people
  • L'Heure de la Démocratie en Afrique
  • Fon "bocio" figure
  • Bieri figure
  • Ibeji figures honoring twins
  • King Behanzin as a shark
  • King Taharqa with the ram of Amun, Kawa, Nubia
  • Figure of the war god Gu
  • Gold head of Worosa
  • Benin head
  • Maternity figure
  • D'mba (Nimba) shoulder mask, Baga people
  • Male funerary figure
  • Figure from Divination basket (ngombo)
  • Divination basket of fetishes
  • Seated female figure (Jo/Gwan figure)
  • Figure of Chief Chibinda Ilunga
  • Staff ("nkawa wa nganga")
  • Headrest
  • Staff
  • Figures of woman and child. Nala, Congo (Belgian Congo)
  • Mother and child
  • Metal knife with carved wooden head image
  • Ceremonial ax, Urna Numba Kudja/Luba
  • Nkondi (Power Figure)
  • Cup supported by human figure
  • Altar ring
  • Male figure
  • Reliquary object
  • Crest mask
  • Atwonzen (Trophy Head)
  • War medicine container (kakwo), Bamum, Cameroon
  • Figurative sculpture, Mande-speaking people
  • Brass plaque
  • Oba Erediauwa at Ugie Erha Oba, an event in the annual Igue festival that honors the king's paternal ancestors, Palace of the Oba, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Royal crown (ade)
  • Funerary screen
  • Buli-master stool
  • Gelede masquerader with a biplane surmounting the headdress, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Gelede masks commemorating Chief Daniel Taiwo. Lagos, Nigeria
  • Masqueraders at a Dogon funerary celebration, Amani, Mali
  • Joway of Nagazi (Ijoweyi, or John Wayne), drawn by Sule, a school-boy in Nigeria
  • Avereho, a popular performer at a night festival in Okene, Ebira, Nigeria
  • Pende masquerade at Ngashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Multi-headed and Multi-mouthed Mask Able to Gobble Up Anything in His Way, danced and sculpted by Kyoshi Mahumbu, Festival de Gungu, Central Pende, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Mapiko mask, a portrait of President Samora Machel, Makonde, Mozambique
  • The Bariba Man at the festival of ecane, Ebira, Nigeria
  • Age-grade mask. Ogbe, Nigeria
  • Bamana "ntomo" mask
  • Komo helmet mask
  • Ci-wara masked performer commemorating the mythic antelope-man who gave the Bamana their agricultural skills, Dyele, Bamana, Mali
  • Gon mask in the form of a gorilla's head, Kwele, Gabon
  • Ndoli jowei masquerade and Sande Society officials, Mende people, Sierra Leone, Njahindama village, Kakua chiefdom, Bo district
  • Mwaash aMbooy
  • Ndako gboya masqueraders, Nupe people, Nigeria
  • D'mba helmet mask
  • Salo Baki, "Sibondel," Baga Sitemu, Guinea
  • Sogo bò performance of the buffalo, with puppets on head, horns, and back, Bamana people, Mali
  • Ekuoba, a reembodied elder, hidden within the costume and visiting his household to bring healing during the new season, Ebira people, Nigeria
  • Egungun masqueraders of the Alabala Type, Ilaro, Nigeria
  • Ogun, "god of iron," an "epa"-type mask, performing at the new yam festivities in July, its face covered with the fresh blood of sacrifice, Oye-Ekiti, Yoruba, Nigeria
  • An okoroshi-oma with a cross-dressing attendant, Igbo people, Nigeria
  • Musicians and chorus at the Okumkpa performance, Mgbom village, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria
  • Ivory "skull"
  • The head of an Akoko-Edo matrilineage, holding a cast brass mask, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Son, a Liberian sculptor, carving a mask with the features of a beautiful woman, Nuopie, Liberia
  • Portrait mask of Moya Yanso, Baule people, Ivory Coast
  • A Calabar Chief
  • Untitled portrait of Beverly Page Yates, Monrovia, Liberia
  • Untitled portrait of a woman and child, present-day Nigeria (?)
  • Miss L. R. Williams of Fernando Po, daughter of Pennua Barleycorn, Freeton, Sierra Leone (?)
  • Back of a carte de visite
  • Untitled portrait
  • Ancestral screen (duein fubara), Ijo-Kalabari peoples, Nigeria
  • Chief Steward, Julu, and one of the pantry boys, Assimo, off duty
  • Chr. Afari, present-day Chana
  • High Life in Badagry, present-day Nigeria
  • Bundu girls in dancing costume, Mendi country, Sierra Leone
  • Libreville (Gabon)--Photographe--Diplôme 1906–1907, Libreville, Gabon
  • Ougooué Lambaréné--Jeunes Filles (Ogowe River, Lambarene, Young Girls)
  • Chief Tom West in Perry Dress standing, Buguma 1900, present-day Nigeria
  • Gold Coast--Fantee women, present-day Ghana
  • Portrait of a girl before entering seclusion
  • Memento mori
  • Acquah III King of Winnebath [now Simpa], present-day Ghana
  • Sierra Leone--Freetown--King Prempeh with his Parents and Chiefs of Ashantee as Political Prisoners in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • King of Benin, Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi
  • Sisi Nurse
  • Women's Revolt
  • The Royal Couple (Couple Royale)
  • Still from Borom Sarret
  • Untitled
  • Picnic at the Chaussée (Pique-nique à la Chaussée)
  • The Old Man, the Medal, and the Statue
  • Colonie Belge: Under Belgian Rule, from the "History of Zaire" series
  • Lumumba Makes His Famous Speech, from the "History of Zaire" series
  • Why Did I Sign a Contract? (Pourquoi ai-je signé un contrat?)
  • White Bouquet
  • Every Moment Counts, from Ecstatic Antibodies
  • Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 13.00 Hours
  • Section of Lord Byron's Drawing Room
  • Autoportraits, Tati series – Le chef (celui qui vendit l'Afrique aux colons) [The Chief (Who Sold Africa to the Colonists)]
  • Autoportrait, African Spirits series (Aimé Césaire)
  • Autoportrait, African Spirits series (Angela Davis)
  • Autoportrait, African Spirits series (Malcolm X)
  • Autoportrait, African Spirits series (Nelson Mandela)
  • Autoportrait, African Spirits series (Seydou Keïta)
  • Autoportrait, African Spirits series (Léopold Sédar Senghor)
  • Autoportrait, African Spirits series (Tommie Smith)
  • Autoportrait, African Spirits series (Muhammad Ali)
  • Nigerian Vogue, from the "Cover Girl" series
  • Static Drift
  • White Ebony
  • The Lady and the Maid
  • Disarmament Series
  • Go for It Stars
  • From A South African Colouring Book
  • From A South African Colouring Book
  • It left him cold—the death of Steve Biko
  • A Few South African Women
  • A Few South African Women
  • Felix in Exile
  • Slide 51/80 and Slide 52/80
  • Rainbow Series #1 and #10
  • Red, from the series Colour Me
  • Yellow, from the series Colour Me
  • Brown, from the series Colour Me
  • White, from the series Colour Me
  • Untitled, from the series Interiors
  • Miʾrajnama: evil-speakers in Hell. Heart
  • Jambière historiée (Coptic textile), Antinoë
  • Slip Painted Bowl (figural), Iran (Nishapur)
  • Slave Market. Al-Harīrī, "Makāmāt (The Assemblies)," fol. 105r
  • The Negus of Abyssinia receives the Mecca envoys, fol. 52r, from Rashid al-Din, World History
  • A ruler serenaded by black musicians, p. 13, no. 1. Iran
  • A black man at a court reception, p. 3, Iran
  • Black men in a fight, leaf from Diez album, Iran
  • A woman approaching a bound blackman who is asleep, leaf from Diez album, Iran
  • Men watching a tug-of-war
  • Demon in Chains, Transoxiana
  • A black woman flanked by two men, fol. 152r
  • Three seated black men
  • Black couple
  • Three old men, fol. 32v
  • A black man beating a horse
  • Dancing shamans
  • Two dervishes
  • Two men and an old woman, fol. 90a
  • A black man pulling at his tongue, watched by an older man
  • A black man playing a stringed instrument while an onlooker claps his hands
  • Two men conversing
  • An old black man
  • A black man with a staff
  • The building of the palace of Khwarnaq, from Nizami, "Khamsa," Heart, fol. 154v
  • Bilal the Abyssinian giving the call to prayer
  • An Abyssinian from Ahmadnagar, Northern India
  • Jahangir shooting at the head of Malik Ambar, Northern India
  • An East African youth looking in a mirror, from Jami, "Haft Aurang," Mashhad (?)
  • The dancing girl of Mohenjo Daro
  • Sultan Ghiyas ad-Din Shah Khalji of Malwa (Mandu) and his maid-servants, Nimatnama
  • Hamza, landhaur, and Zumurrud Shah stand bound before Lakman's throne, from the "Hamzanama," fol. 6 front
  • Joseph bathing in the Nile, Kashmir
  • A crowd paying their respects to Akbar
  • Dignitaries at the enthronement of Jahangir
  • Nawab Sidi Muhammad Haidar Khan of Sachin
  • Alexander defeats the Sangis, "Iskandarnama," Bengal
  • A prince being entertained in the women's quarters while the men feast outside the walls
  • An African at a boisterous party at an inn. The Deccan (Aurangabad?), Mughal
  • An intoxicated crowd, Kishangarh
  • An Abyssinian retainer of Rustam Khan
  • Allah-wirdi Khan receiving petitions, Hyderabad
  • Itimad Kahn submits to Akbar
  • Shah Jahan honoring Muslim theologians
  • A sultan in his garden, from the "Pem Nem," fol. 89v, Bijapur
  • Rao Desalji holding court, from Kenneth X. Robbins and John McLeod, eds., "African Elites in India: Habshi Amarat" (Ahmedabad, 2006), p. 236
  • Rao Lakhpatji in procession, Kutch
  • Rao Lakhpatji holding court. From Kenneth X. Robbins and John McLeod, eds., "African Elites in India: Habshi Amarat" (Ahmedabad, 2006)
  • Wall painting
  • A troop of mounted men, Bhavnagar
  • The Death of Kahn Jahan Lodi, from the Padshahnama
  • A musician
  • Mirza Muhammad Hakim with Hajji Yaqut Beg in Shahdara Bagh, Kabul, fol. 47
  • Jahangir receives Prince Khurram on his return from the Mewar campaign (19 February 1615)
  • An African eunuch, Golconda, from Kenneth X. Robbins and John McLeod, eds., "African Elites in India: Habshi Amarat" (Ahmedabad, 2006), p. 118
  • Malik Ambar
  • Possibly Fath Khan, son of Malik Ambar
  • An Abyssinian (Fateh Khan?) from Ahmadnagar
  • Ikhlas Khan standing, Bijapur
  • Ikhlas Khan and Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah of Bijapur
  • Yasmin Mahal, wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh, from the Ishaqnama
  • Nawab Sidi Mohammad Khan III of Janjira
  • Nawab Ibrahim Khan II of Sachin. Sachin Palace, from Kenneth X. Robbins and John McLeod, eds., "African Elites in India: Habshi Amarat" (Ahmedabad, 2006), p. 222
  • The Sidi Dhammal
  • Portrait of Hua Guo Envoy, Zhi Gong Tu (copy of Northern Song Dynasty AD 960–1127)
  • Portrait of Lang Ya Xiu Envoy, Zhi Gong Tu (copy of Northern Song Dynasty AD 960–1127)
  • Figurine of Malay-Negrito youth
  • Figurine of black acrobat with Africanized features
  • Figurines of female and male African servants excavated from the tomb of Lady Pei, Xi'an
  • Chinese Menj of the Tang Buying Foreign Slaves
  • Khubilai Khan Hunting
  • Khubilai Khan Hunting, detail
  • Tribute Bearers, detail
  • Black devil, From Cai Ruxian, Portraits of Eastern Barbarians
  • Illustration of "The Kunlun Slave," from Illustrated Biographies of Master Ren Xiong
  • Awakened Africa
  • For Independence and Freedom!
  • US Imperialism, Get Out of Africa!
  • Chairman Mao Is the Great Savior of the World Revolutionary Peoples
  • Illustration of colored plastic figurine "Black Child," from "Tianjin caisu de sin chengjiu" (New Achievements in Tianjin Colored Plastic Figures), "Fine Arts," 45–47 (June 1965)
  • Blackfaced Chinese actors in Beijing performing "War Drums on the Equator," by Li Huang and others
  • Chinese as helpers, from Rainbow of Friendship
  • Stone of Hope of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • Obamao
  • The base of a Buddhist altar, detail
  • World map
  • World map with varieties of mankind
  • Portugese Ships in Japanese and Foreign Harbors
  • Portugese Ships in Japanese and Foreign Harbors, detail
  • Illustration of Taishōkan, detail
  • Yasuke, cover illustration, "Kurosuke," by Kurusu Yoshio
  • Foreign Kings on Horseback
  • Foreign Kings on Horseback, detail of Emperor Susenyos
  • Detail of page from "Bunsei nana kōshin natsu ikoku tenmasen Ōtsuhama a jōriku narabini shokizu tō" (The landing of a foreign lighter at the port of Otsu in 1824)
  • An African musician
  • Black Ship and Crew, detail
  • An Officier and a Black Man, detail from Commodore Perry's Expedition to Hakodate
  • A minstrel show onboard the "Powhatan": detail of The Mission of Ciommodore Perry to Japan, 1854
  • Comics from Adventures of Dankichi
  • Our Divine Troops to the Rescue
  • Portrait of a Negro
  • At the Chop Suey Restaurant
  • Death (Lynched Figure)
  • Scottsboro Boys
  • Lynching (aka The Noose)
  • Ku Klux Klan (South U.S.A.)
  • Bonus March
  • Emancipation of the Negro Slaves panel from "The Civil War" mural
  • Station Duty
  • Baby-chan (Koganechō), from Tokiwa Toyoko, Kikenna adabana (Dangerous Unblooming Flower)
  • Yokosuka, from the series Chewing Gum and Chocolate
  • Image from Harlem: Black Angels
  • From the series Hot Days in Okinawa
  • Portrait (Futago)
  • From the series Cover
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This book is a companion volume to the series The Image of the Black in Western Art, which was completed in five volumes (ten books) between 2010 and 2014, the last volume being on the twentieth century. Of these, three volumes (antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the nineteenth century) were reprints of volumes that...
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What factors mattered to Africans in representing themselves through their arts? How are these visual forms to be understood in the broader spectrum of time and space? In many ways these issues speak to the larger ones of what it means to be human. Important here is how one portrays oneself as opposed to others. However, there are other questions in play as well: concerns as varied as the...
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The body, real or depicted, does not represent the limits of person-hood in Africa, but rather should be considered a temporary site, always in flux, for the articulation of the subject. It might be understood as the confluence of various spiritual and physical strands, from ancestral currents to an animating life force to individualized threads setting the destiny of the person whose body they...
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Patrick McNaughton was writing about Mande power associations, but his comment speaks well to the effect any encounter with masked performers, whatever their specific role and status, can have on people and communities...
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Some 117 years ago, in 1899, the inveterate British traveler and author Mary Henrietta Kingsley...
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In the original volumes of The Image of the Black in Western Art, published between 1976 and 1989, the authors, perhaps not surprisingly, placed the majority of their attention on the ways in which white artists expressed and negotiated their perceptions of black people. The thousands upon thousands of images excavated by the Image of the Black Project, begun by Dominique de Menil in 1960...
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Since one third of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims live in Africa, it is truly remarkable that, while their place in Islamic history and society has been investigated...
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India is perhaps unique as a place outside Africa where sub-Saharan Africans ruled largely non-African populations for a considerable time...
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For vastly more of us than should be the case, any consideration of the image of the black in Chinese art begins with the need to demonstrate that there is evidence attesting to its existence. For a host of reasons, some well-founded and others not, the very thought of an incidence, not to mention a heritage, of the black image in the Chinese context strikes the uninformed observer as being as...
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Many cultures see, or imagine, people with skins differently pigmented from their own, and create stories and pictures of them. Yet although there are many ancient Japanese legends of various kinds of Other, and of strange people in remote parts, the image of a people who could be called...
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The imagery of blacks that has accrued in Japan from the nineteenth century to the present is rooted, as we might expect, in the vicissitudes of the modern nation’s geopolitical...
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