This book attempts to trace the history of a set of thirty-six casts that entered the collections of the former Ethnographic Museum of Trocadéro, in Paris. It was made in 1911 from a selection of bas-reliefs from the royal palaces of Abomey, ex-Dahomey, by Georges Waterlot, colonial executive in charge of the Dahomey Printing Office and donor and correspondent in West Africa of the museum. Waterlot’s work resulted in a publication in 1926 by the Institute of Ethnology of the University of Paris.
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A hardcover edition with bottle green boards and gilt lettering. Preface page loose from binding and torn around edges. There is a tear on the front inside page at the top right hand corner. There is toning and foxing throughout but the text and black and white and colour photographs are clear and legible. Some pages have small tears at the edges. The green boards have some rubbing at the edges and there is a tear on the spine along with marks on the front and back boards.
Published in 1926 by Paris Institut D’Ethnologie
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