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ABSTRACT. This paper represents the point of view of two artists who see their areas of art, sculpture and pottery/ceramics as being very important in the day-to-day functions of African traditional society. The emphasis is on ‘traditional’ or ‘indigenous’ because the African continent, south of the Sahara, has two working modes, there are the traditional and, on the other hand, the western ways. The traditional ways are represented by custom, artifacts and culture, while the western is the running of the country in the western style headed by the prime minister or the president, as the case may be. The traditional way is headed by chiefs and kings. The study has examined primarily the functions of the objects that are arts products and has concluded that the roles of sculpture and ceramics are mammoth and cannot be compromised. pp. 173–179

Keywords: role; sculpture; ceramics; artifacts; cultural context; Nigeria

HENRY ASANTE
Department of Fine Arts and Design,
Faculty of Humanities,
University of Port Hacourt, Port Hacourt
EDEM E. PETERS
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Department of Fine Arts and Design,
Faculty of Humanities,
University of Port Hacourt, Port Hacourt

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