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British Museum

Oron ancestor figures have long been regarded as being among the finest examples of African wood sculpture. In this volume produced for London’s British Museum, Keith Nicklin describes the art form in its cultural context and relates their unhappy history since they were first collected and catalogued for exhibition in 1999.

With a long history of working in publishing, we were commissioned by Horniman Publications to produce this beautiful book celebrating the collections of the late Kenneth Murray, who collected some 661 sculptures from villages around Oron in South East Nigeria in 1944, and built a special museum to display them in such a way that villagers could visit and continue to pay their respects.

Careful attention to detail and eloquent typography allow the reader to peruse this volume with ease; modernist graphic design complements the tribal sculptures in this publication, which is still in print and available from The British Museum bookshop and online shopping channels such as Amazon.