Jack Thompson African artifacts

Jack Thompson African artifacts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Thompson, Jack
Title: Jack Thompson African artifacts
Dates: undated
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet (3 cartons, 1 oversized box, 2 weapons)
Coll. Number: ms2545

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Jack Conrad Thompson was an Agricultural Economics professor at the University of Georgia 1956-1983.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 17 African artifacts and one Impala rug, plus several contemporary carvings, including masks, ivory, and three clay gods. These items were once in the collection of Dr. Jack Thompson.


Arrangement

Arranged by artifact type.


Index Terms

Africa--Antiquities.
Antiquities (object genre)
Artifacts.
Carving (Decorative arts)--Africa.
Carvings (visual works)
Gods, African, in art.
Ivories (sculpture)
Ivory--Africa.
Masks (costume)
Masks, African.
Rugs--Africa.
Rugs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jack Thompson African artifacts, undated. MS 2545. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
CartonItem
11Wooden masks (3 carved boxes)
 
2Carved percussion implement or tool
 
3Carved statuettes and figures (approx. 8, both female and male, possibly fertility symbols)
 
4Carved statuette, female
 
5Carved cup with face (2)
 
CartonItem
21carved decorative box
 
2carved cups (4, most with faces)
 
3face mask (wall hanging)
 
oops
 
CartonItem
24hanging decorative item (candle holder?)
 
5vase or bottle
 
CartonItem
31large grinding cup
 
2tortoise shell tool
 
OS BoxItem
41Impala skin
 
1Bent sword-reaper
 
Item
2Blunt wooden club
 
Cowboy statue- brass on marble base