Art: Gods of the Congo

What, precisely, are these fantastic

African wood carvings that have been making such a stir in London and

Paris and are now penetrating New

York? Are they new examples of ancient art just brought to light or are they a new art, like ragtime or glee-singing—the contribution of the colored race to the present generation?

They are neither. They have been exhibited for years in museums, under such captions as "Idols, war implements, and kitchen utensils of the Cyzon Congo" or "Early Hardware of the Singanbrains." Now someone has discovered in them a definite...

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