Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. During the twentieth century, outside commentators defined poro (or lô) as a universal age-grade initiation association common to all Senufo communities in West Africa.
They also attributed much of the region's artistic production to the institution. Based primarily on observations made in areas of northern Côte d'Ivoire, scholars, colonial administrators, and missionaries emphasized that Senufo boys from different lineages passed through a series of initiation stages before... More » Web Gallery of Art, image collection, virtual museum, searchable database of European fine arts (1000-1850) Art Project, powered by Google. Mother of All Art and Art History Links Pages. Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history. Essential Vermeer.
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