LITERATURE

ON KOMALAND TERRACOTTAS

 

Abasi, Augustine Kututera H. (1991)

Funeral Rites in West Africa. In: A. Maesen, M.G. Mudiji, A.K.H. Abasi, V. Neckenbrouk, A.P. Bourgeois, J. Cocle, M. Sabbe, F. Gistelinck (eds.): Kronkronbali, figuratieve terracotta uit West-Afrika met cadensen van José Vermeersch. Leuven.

 

Anonymous (2000)

Dialogue. The ICOM Red List. African Arts 33, 4: 9-10, 89-92.

[p. 90: Terracottas from Northern Ghana and the Côte d'Ivoire].

 

Anonymous (Jan. 2000)

Terracotta from Northern Ghana (Komaland) and the Côte d'Ivoire. ICOM Red List,

Internet: http://www.icom.org/redlist/english/page07.htm [2 pages].

 

Anquandah, James (1986)

Investigating the stone circle mound sites and art works of Komaland, northern Ghana. Nyame Akuma, 27: 10-13.

 

Anquandah, James (1987)

L'art du Komaland. Art d'Afrique Noire, 62 : 11-18.

 

Anquandah, James (1987)

The stone circle sites of Komaland, Northern Ghana, in West African archaeology. The African Archaeological Review, 5: 171-180.

 

Anquandah, James (1997)

Museum and archaeology training. In: Claude Daniel Ardouin (Ed.): Museums and Archaeology in West Africa, Washington and Oxford

[some photos of Komaland terracottas].

 

Anquandah, James (1998)

Koma - Bulsa. Its Art and Archaeology. Rome: Istituto italiano per l'Africa e l'oriente Roma.

[Review: see Kröger, Franz, 2002].

 

Anquandah, James (2002)

Koma-Bulsa Culture, Northern Ghana. In: Arts and Cultures, 1977-2002: 25th anniversary of the Barbier-Mueller Museum, 3: 112-129, Geneva.

 

Anquandah, James (2003)

Les arts des Koma-Bulsa / The Arts of Koma-Bulsa. In: Ghana hier et aujourd'hui / Ghana Yesterday and Today. Musée Dapper (Paris), pp. 135-150.

 

Anquandah, James (2006)

The Forgotten Civilisation Rediscovered in Komaland, Northern Ghana.

National Commission On Culture (5 pages).

 

Anquandah, James and Laurent van Ham (1985)

Discovering the forgotten "civilization" of Komaland, Northern Ghana. Rotterdam.

[Review: see Ross, Doran H. 1987].

 

Asamoah-Mensah, Hannah

Ceramics as Prodcut of Technology and Art: A Case Study of Achaeological Remains at Yikpabongo.

Thesis submitted to the University of Ghana, Legon, in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement for the Award of M.Phil. Arachaeological Degree. June 2013

[unpublished)

 

Bacquart, Jean-Baptiste (1998)

L'art tribal d'Afrique Noire. London: Thames &Hudson

[p.. 56: Bronze-pendant of a terra cotta figure].

 

Bargna, Ivan (1991)

La civiltà del Komaland. In: Dalla terra all'arte. Terracotte africane da collezioni comasche. Como, pp. 15-16

[photos: 45-55].

 

Bargna, Ivan (1998)

Arts et sagesse d'Afrique noire. Milan.

[coloured plates: p. 82 and 93:), text: p.160 and 201, figures, as in Bargna 1991].

 

Beltrami, Vanni (1992)

Le sculture in terracotta del Komaland. Africa (Rome), 47,3,1: 424-434.

 

Berns, Marla C. (1993)

Art, history and gender: Women and clay in West Africa. The African Archaeological Review 1993: 129-147.

 

Brent, Michel (1996)

A View inside the illicit trade in African antiquities. In: Schmidt, Peter R. & Roderick J. McIntosh (eds.): Plundering Africa's Past. Bloomington, Indianapolis and London. pp. 63-78

[p. 64: case: smuggling Koma terracottas in Holland].

 

Broggini, Filippo e Romano (1992)

Per un' ulteriore interpretazione delle terracotte del Komaland (nord-Ghana). In: Dall' Archeologia all' Arte tradizionale Africana. pp. 51-63.

 

Cocle, Jan (1991)

Terracotta in West-Afrika In:A. Maesen, M.G. Mudiji, A.K.H. Abasi, V. Neckerbrouck, A.P. Bourgeois, J. Cocle, M. Sabbe, F. Gistelinck (eds.): Kronkronbali, figuratieve terracotta uit West-Afrika met cadensen van José Vermeersch, Leuven, pp. 93-107.

 

Cocle, Jan (1988)

De kunst van Komaland, in: Antigone 6, October, 8-10 and December: 9-10.

 

Dagan, Esther A. (1989)

Spirits without boundaries / Les esprits sans frontière. Twenty-six single heads from Komaland, Ghana / Vingt-six statuettes de terre cuite à une tête de Komaland, Ghana. Montreal: Galerie Amrad African Arts.

 

David, Jean and Jane (2003?)

Ghana / Akan / Komaland. Galerie Walu. Zürich

 

Davis, David C. (1988)

Observations on the Mounds of Komaland. Nyame Akuma, 30: 10-11.

 

Debrah, Isaac (2002)

Ghana. The Impact of Urban Culture on Museums. In: Alexis B.A. Adande & Emmanuel Arinze: Museums and Urban Culture in West Africa. Oxford, 109-117

[Komaland: p. 116].

 

Detavernier, Hervé (1990)

Terres cuites Koma du Nord-Ghana. In: Arts d'Afrique noire 74, 17-27.

 

Detavernier, Hervé (2003)

Funerary terracotta figurines from Ghana. A new classification of Komaland Terracotta. Akan Terracotta. Art Tribal 3: 116-149.

 

Eyo, E. (1987)

African art studies - the state of the discipline. National Museum of African Art, Washington.

[e.g. p.116-117].

 

Garlake, Peter (2002)

Early Art and Architecture of Africa. Oxford

[p. 105: 1 paragraph: style]

 

Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf, Deutsches Keramikmuseum (1994)

Keramik aus 8000 Jahren. Deutscher Kunstverlag München.

[p. 40: terracotta figure, Komaland/Ghana]

 

Insoll, Timothy and Benjamin Kankpeyeng (2010)

Archaeology in Komaland and the Koma Figurines. The 153 Club Newsletter: 125: 9-12.  

 

Insoll, Timothy and Kankpeyeng, Benjamin (2014)

Reconstructing the Archaeology of Movement in Northern Ghana: Insights into Past Ritual, Posture and Performance. In: Ogundiran, A. and Saunders, P. (eds.): Materialities, Meanings and Modernities of Rituals in the Black Atlantic. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 28-46.

 

Insoll, Timothy; Kankpeyeng, Benjamin and Nkumbaan, Samuel

Fragmentary Ancestors? Medicine, bodies and personhood in a Koma mound, Northern Ghana. In: Rountree, K., Morris, C., and Peatfield, A. (eds.): The Archaeology of Spiritualities. New York: Springer, pp. 25-45.

 

Insoll, Timothy,  Benjamin Kankpeyeng, Samuel N. Nkumbaan and Malik Saako (2013)

Fragmentary Ancestors. Figurines from Koma Land, Ghana. Manchester: Manchester Museum.

 

Insoll, Timothy, Benjamin Kankpeyeng and Sharon Fraser (2016)

Internal Meanings. Computed Tomography Scanning of Koma Figurines from Ghana. African Arts, 49, 4:  24-33.

 

Kankpeyeng, Benjamin W. and Christopher R. DeCorse (2004)

Ghana's Vanishing Past: Development, Antiquities and the Destruction of the Archaological Record. African Archaeological Review 21,2: 89-128.

 

Kankpeyeng, Benjamin W. and Nkumbaan, Samuel N. (2008)

Rethinking the Stone Circles of Komaland. A Preliminary Report on the 2007/2008 Fieldwork at Yikpabongo, Northern Region, Ghana. In: Insoll T. (ed.): Current Archaeological Research in Ghana. Archaeo-Press, Oxford, Monograph Series 2, p. 95-102.

 

Kankpeyeng, Benjamin W. and Nkumbaan, N.S. (2009)

Ancient Shrines? New Insights on the Komaland Sites of Northern Ghana: A Preliminary Report on the 2007/2009 Fieldwork at Yikpabongo, Northern Ghana: In: Magnavita, S., Koté, L., Breunig, P. and Idé, O.A. (eds.): Crossroads/Carrefour Sahel. Cultural and Technological Developments in First Millennium BC/AD West Africa. Frankfurt: Africa Magna Verlag., pp. 193-202.

 

Kankpeyeng, Benjamin, Samuel Nkumbaan and Timothy Insoll (2011)

Indigenous Cosmology, Art Forms and Past Medicinal Practices: Towards an Interpretation of Ancient Koma Land Sites in Northern Ghana. Anthropology and Medicine, vol. 18,2: 205-216.

 

Kankpeyeng, Benjamin, N. Swandpoel, T. Insoll, T.S. Nkumbaan, S. Amartey and M. Saako (2013)

Insights into Past Ritual Practice at Yikpabongo, Northern Region, Ghana. African Archaeological Review 30: 475-99.

 

Kankpeyeng, Benjamin

Archaeological Field Research in Yikpabongo, Koma Land, Northern Region, Ghana, January 2011 (5pp.)

 

Kankpeyeng, Benjamin (in preparation)

Koma Land Clay Figurines Typology. University of Ghana.

 

Kecskési, Maria (1999?)

Kunst aus Afrika. Museum für Völkerkunde München. (Prestel Verlag) München, London und New York

[Nr. 57: Figur einer vornehmen Person - Figure of a distinguished person].

 

Kröger, Franz (1982)

Ancestor worship among the Bulsa of Northern Ghana. Religious, social and economic aspects. Kulturanthropologische Studien, Band 9, Hohenschäftlarn.

[First publication on “Komaland” terracottas; pp. 16-20 and plates 16 & 17]

 

Kröger, Franz (1988)

Die Terrakotta-Funde des Koma-Gebietes (Nordghana). In: Paideuma 34: 129-142.

(2011: unpublished English translation)

 

Kröger, Franz (2002)

Review of J. Anquandah: Koma - Bulsa. Its Art and Archaeology (1998). In: Arts d'Afrique Noire, no. 124: 55.

 

Franz Kröger and Ben Baluri Saibu (2010)

First Notes on Koma Culture - Life in a Remote Area of Northern Ghana. LIT Verlag Münster (568 pp.)

 

Kröger, Franz (2016)

— Die Komaland Terrakotten. Beschreibung, Einordnung und Analyse / The Komaland Terracottas. Description, Classification and Analysis. In: Hans Scheutz (Hg.), Die vergessene Kultur. Terrakotten aus Nordghana. Wien und Münster: Lit Verlag, S. 8-63.

 

Mack, John (ed., 2000)

Africa. Arts and Cultures. London 2000. (2004: Lb 16.99, Foyles)

[p. 92].

 

Maesen, A., M.G. Mudiji, A.K.H. Abasi, V. Neckerbrouck, A.P. Bourgeois, J. Cocle, M. Sabbe, F. Gistelinck (eds. 1991)

Kronkronbali, figuratieve terracotta uit West-Afrika met cadensen van José Vermeersch, Leuven: Bibliotheek van de faculteit der godgeleerdheid.

[Exhibition catalogue, Koma: pp. 140-182; see also A.K.H. Abasi, and Jan Cocle]

 

Phillips, Tom (1996)

Africa. The Art of a Continent. London: Royal Academy of Arts, Munich and New York: Prestel.

[pp. 453 and 515].

 

Robinson, Heather A., Timothy Insoll, Benjamin W. Kankpeyeng, Keri A. Brown, Terence A. Brown (2017)

Ritual complexity in a past community revealed by ancient DNA analysis of pre-colonial terracotta items from Northern Ghana. Journal of Archaeological Science. vol. 79, pp. 10-18.

 

Ross, Doran H. (1987)

Review of: Anquandah, James and Laurent van Ham (1985): Discovering the forgotten "civilization" of Komaland, Northern Ghana. In: African Arts 20,2: 76.

 

Roy, Christopher D. (1988)

Die sudanesische Savanne. In: W.Schmalenbach (ed.): Afrikanische Kunst aus der Sammlung Barbier-Mueller,Genf, München: Prestel-Verlag, pp. 51-95

[Komaland: 94-95].

 

Schaedler, Karl-Ferdinand (1987)

Afrika - die Koma-Terrakotten. In: Découvertes / Discovery / Entdeckungen. Neue Kulturen aus Komaland, Republik Ghana. Galerie Walu, Zürich.

 

Schaedler, Karl-Ferdinand (1988)

Africana. München: Battenberg Verlag.

[Komaland Terracotta: p. 17].

 

Schaedler, Karl-Ferdinand (1992)

Götter, Geister, Ahnen. Afrikanische Skulpturen in deutschen Privatsammlungen. München: Klinkhardt & Biermann

(Komaland: pp. 92-93).

 

Schaedler, Karl-Ferdinand (1994)

Lexikon afrikanischer Kunst und Kultur. München und Berlin: Klinkhardt &Biermann.

[Komaland: p. 230].

 

Schaedler, Karl-Ferdinand (1997a)

Erde und Erz. 2500 Jahre Afrikanische Kunst aus Terrakotta und Metall. München: Pantera Verlag.

[Koma-Builsa/Komaland: pp. 142-146]

 

Schaedler, Karl-Ferdinand (1997b)

Afrikanische Kunst. Von der Frühzeit bis heute. München: Heyne Verlag.

[Komaland: pp. 106-107].

 

Scheutz, Hans, Hg. (2016)

Die vergessene Kultur. Terrakotten aus Nordghana. Wien und Münster: Lit Verlag.

[First German/English photo book on the Komaland terracottas with more than 550 photos and 228 drawings]

 

Stößel, Arnulf (1989)

Aspekte Afrikanischer Keramik. In: 5000 Jahre Gold und Keramik aus Afrika,. Köln.

[Koma: pp. 98-126].

 

Zakari, Jobila Mohammed (2010)

An Archaeological Investigation of Tando, Northern Ghana. Thesis submitted to the University of Ghana, Legon, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of MPhil Archaeology Degree. 101pp.

 

Zakari, Jobila Mohammed (2017)

Archaeology, Anthropology and Material Culture of Tando, Koma Land of Northern Ghana.

International Journal of Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH), Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp: (21-32), Month: July - September 2017, Available at: www.paperpublications.org