Eternal Ancestors: The Art of the Central African Reliquary

LaGamma, Alisa, ed., with contributions by Barbara Boehm, Elias K. Bongmba, Kairn Klieman, Alisa LaGamma, Denise Patry Leidy, and Louis Perrois (2007)

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American Association of Museums Award for Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue, Honorable Mention (2007)

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