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- friends' gallery

Our virtual gallery presents a selection of Sao objects from different collections or sources.

By clicking on a piece in our gallery, you will find a detailed explanation, as well as several photographs of the statue taken from different camera angles (front, back, and sides). The pieces presented in this virtual gallery were photographed in various other galleries, auction houses and exhibitions principally in France, but abroad as well. Some of the pieces are in private collections.

Please, see in the same time our Friend's Gallery where we will exhibit other Sao statues that you may have encountered and photographed as a way to share your experiences with the amateur community, with the utmost confidentiality, of course. Do not hesitate to contact us and to send us pictures of the Sao terracotta pieces of your collection, with the captions you want (if no information is provided, mémoire d'afrique shall indicate « Private collection »).

We would also like to be in contact with you, hear your reactions, expectations and suggestions. Whether you are a connoisseur of African art, African ceramics, the Sao civilization, or simply an admirer, welcome to mémoire d'afrique.


We will try, in as much as it is possible, to regularly update this online exhibit with the goal of informing the visitors to our site and to begin an exchange of ideas between aficionados and collectors to preserve make known the Sao civilization. For more information or to give us your comments, do not hesitate to click on the link above to contact us by e-mail, or by normal mail with any questions or comments.