Herbert Ward Collection Catalogued

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Summary

The long expected Herbert Ward collection of African ethnologica was received from Paris and is catalogued by the Division of Ethnology. It contains 9 major pieces of sculpture and 10 minor works by Ward and about 2,600 specimens of the arms and implements of the Africans of the Congo. "The collection is the most important yet received from this region." The sculptures are in bronze and are of high excellence. They were executed by Ward for the purpose of illustrating the primitive life of the Central Africans and together with the ethnological specimens form an unique exhibit.

Subject

  • Ward, Herbert 1863-1919
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 298, Box 1, "Local Notes," 10/6/1921, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1921

Topic

  • Art
  • Anthropology
  • Sculpture
  • Ethnology
  • National Collections
  • Art objects

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