Sons of king Njoya cross the ley line of Mapungubwe

New Breed Art Block by Sylvester Mqeku.
Artist: Sylvester Mqeku
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R 1 999,00

This drawing depicts human figures, architecture and animals on an African landscape but in a way that is inventive. The title also serves as a creative method to revise history, King Njoya was 17th in a long dynasty of kings that ruled over Bamum and its people in western Cameroon. In the book Afrikan Alphabets Saki Mafundikwa describes a time when Cameroon was under German colonial rule King Njoya undertook the task of creating a writing system, known as Shu-mom this writing system has been classified as one of many writing systems developed on the African continent and the Diaspora. The pre-colonial state of Mapungubwe is depicted here unlike history details it but a step has been taken further to depict it as a sacred place for ancient traditional arts and sciences, as a site of great heritage value to South Africans Mapungubwe is treated here at the intersection of history, creative response with spiritual and mystical theories.

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Dimensions 200mm x 200mm x 37mm (WxHxD)
Material Wood base
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