A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo

February 1, 1998 – April 26, 1998

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

A 19th-century carved ivory tusk reveals an artist's visual conceptions about history and cultures in transition. The tusk depicts historical, ceremonial, anecdotal, and daily events, spiraling from the base to the tip.