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Black man in Mayombe wood. From Louis Marie Joseph de Grandpré, Voyage à la Côte Occidentale d’Afrique Fait dans les années 1786 et 1787. Paris,1801, volume II, between pages 48 and 49 (photograph courtesy of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African  
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Common Threads: Cloth, Color, and the Slave Trade in Early Modern Kongo and Angola
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Cécile Fromont
College African Art and Architecture, The University of Chicago

Cécile Fromont is associate professor of Art History and the College at the University of Chicago. Her writing and teaching focus on the visual, material, and religious culture of Africa and Latin America with a special emphasis on the early modern period (ca 1500-1800) and on the Portuguese-speaking Atlantic World. She is the author of The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo published in 2014.


 
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