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Inscriptions, labels and stickers on African art

Labels Teke figure MOMA Chauvet

Another service notice: I have redesigned the page on inscriptions, labels and stickers on African art – find it here. There’s now a custom-build structure that makes browsing them easier and more intuitive. If you select inscriptions, you can refine your selection more and more until you get to the group that matches your search – you can compare it with a tree with many branches, each inscription or label being a leaf. However, it’s still a young tree; this index is a work in progress and I will try to add new items on a weekly base. The bigger it gets, the higher it’s success rate of identifying ‘anonymous’ inscriptions, so please don’t hesitate to send pictures of numbers or labels you find on objects in your collection – especially when you know their origin. Thanks.