Arts of the Benue Valley


Following in the footsteps of the first explorers as they traced the course of the Benué River, this catalogue and exhibition places almost 150 objects – sculptures and masks made primarily of wood, ceramic and metal – within their geographical and historical context. By focusing on the formal relationships between the objects, going beyond the sometimes imprecise or reductive ethnic identities, the exhibition aims to present a fairer and dynamic illustration of the arts of this region, which are rarely shown to the public.


136 pages • 21 x 28 cm • 27 €
Co-published by the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Somogy