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African Meanings and European-African Discourse: Iconography and Semantics in Seventeenth-Century Salt Cellars from Serra Leoa

Peter Mark

in Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199379187
eISBN:
9780199379224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379187.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Religion

Ivory vessels or “salt cellars” carved in West Africa during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries reflect communication and commerce between Europeans and Africans. Religious symbolism ... More


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