Musée Dapper

Sometimes combined with human features, the animal form provides a means of representing spirits that are theoretically invisible. Sculpture “gives flesh” to the presence that is being invoked.

Drawing from the collections of major European museums and private citizens, as well as from its own holdings, the Musée Dapper has brought together some one hundred and forty works, including masks, statuettes, insignia and jewellery, in order to show how animals permeate the arts of sub-Saharan Africa in different forms, codes, symbols and metaphors.

Musée Dapper, 35 rue Paul Valéry, 75116 Paris, closed tuesdays , M° Victor Hugo (Line 2) - M° Charles de Gaulle Etoile or Kléber (line 6) or M°Argentine (line 1)


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