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ID: 300016229
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300016229

 

Record Type: concept
Kongo (culture or style) (<Southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola styles>, Central African (cultural or regional style), ... Styles and Periods (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Style and culture of the group of more or less closely related Bantu-speaking peoples occupying the adjoining areas of Zaïre, Angola (including the enclave of Cabinda) and the Republic of the Congo. The Kongo area stretches from both sides of the mouth of the Zaïre River on the Atlantic coast, north to Pool Malebo (formerly Stanleypool) and south into Angola. The main peoples of the group include the Kakongo, Vili, Yombe, Nkanu, Woyo and Boma. Especially famous for their power figures (often referred to as ‘fetishes’), the Kongo peoples have produced a wide range of arts, including stone and ceramic funerary sculptures, masks, regalia in wood, metal and ivory, and figurative pot-lids. Examples of Kongo art are held by most museums with African collections.
 
Terms:
Kongo (culture or style) (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,A)
Kongo (culture or style) (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
Kongo (Spanish-P,D,U,U)
Bakongo (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  F.FL

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Styles and Periods Facet
Styles and Periods Facet
Hierarchy of Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)
.... Styles and Periods (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of <styles, periods, and cultures by region>
........ <styles, periods, and cultures by region> (G)
Hierarchy of African (general, continental cultures)
............ African (general, continental cultures) (G)
Hierarchy of <African by cultural or regional designation>
................ <African by cultural or regional designation> (G)
Hierarchy of Central African (cultural or regional style)
.................... Central African (cultural or regional style) (G)
Hierarchy of <Southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola styles>
........................ <Southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola styles> (G)
Hierarchy of Kongo (culture or style)
............................ Kongo (culture or style) (G)

Related concepts:
meaning/usage overlaps with ....  Congolese (general)
..................................................  (Central African (cultural or regional style), <African by cultural or regional designation>, ... Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) [300312132]

Sources and Contributors:
Bakongo............  [VP]
.................  Bascom, African Art in Cultural Perspective (1973) 133
.................  Murdock, Africa (1959) 292
Kongo (culture or style)............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, GCI Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
.........................................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.........................................  AATA database (2002-) 125366 checked 26 January 2012
.........................................  Bascom, African Art in Cultural Perspective (1973) 133
.........................................  Baumann, Völker Afrikas (1975-1979) 676
.........................................  Gillon, Breve historia del arte africano (1984) 34
.........................................  Murdock, Africa (1959) 292
.........................................  Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (1990)
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, GCI, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AATA database (2002-) 125366 checked 26 January 2012
............  CDMARC Subjects: LCSH (1988-) Kongo kingdom
............  Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (1990)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-) , "Kongo," accessed 6 June 2013

 

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