National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
2nd Floor, 318 A St., NE Floor Plan
On view are portrayals of animals, the majority in sculpture, as reminders in African art of man's dependence on the animal world for physical and emotional well-being. In four thematic sections, animals are viewed as examples for human behavior; seen as representatives of power; considered as symbols of spiritual or supernatural power; and as mediators between man and the supernatural.