Museums like Agnes need to preserve, interpret and share their works of historical ivory art like this figure. Through these works, we can learn a bit about the people who made them and the context in which they were made. Explore the many facets of this ivory figure with the short video and accompanying lesson plan.
This video is accompanied by a lesson plan geared towards students in grades 7–8: http://bit.ly/37K9bvy
Lega Artist, Democratic Republic of the Congo
unknown date, ivory
Gift of Justin and Elisabeth Lang, 1984
AGNES Learns is a digital resource for children and families. Artworks from the Agnes collection inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative.
AGNES thanks the Ontario Art Council and the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation.
“African elephant (Addo) 34” by Dariusz Jemielniak is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
“African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) female with six-week old baby” by Sharp Photography is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
Music Credit: Relaxing Green Nature by Fesliyan Studios