Inscriptions, labels and stickers on African art

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Here you can find an inventory of old registration numbers and labels featured on or attached to African art objects. You can browse them using a custom-designed tree-structure that should be self-explanatory.

In the past, many museums, private collectors and dealers inscribed registration numbers or other information on artworks in their collections. It is the goal of this project to offer a list of such numbers and labels whose authors have been identified. This page will also feature inscriptions that still need to be attributed.

The present list is work in progress. Please get in touch (here) when you would like to add information about inscriptions or labels not already listed.