The ethnographic collection from Southwest Angola in the Museum of Dundo, Angola (1954), catalogue. Edited by Beatrix Heintze
This catalog is systematized under the following headings: furniture, household/kitchen utensils, tools and work utensils, walking- and ceremonial sticks, pipes and tobacco boxes, garments and ornaments, arms, musical instruments, puppets and toys, religion/rites/magic, and other items. Additionally, there are photographs, re-drawings by G. Wittner, and Baumann´s sketches of objects not represented as photographs or re-drawings. The appendix has a list of ethnic groups and places of origin, a list of objects being in Luanda in 1972, and a concordance list Baumann 1954 - Heintze 2002. This collection of 1018 objects had been bought by the ´Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft´ through Baumann in 1954 with the intent to build up a rather coherent collection. The cognitive interest to produce a catalog was halted with Baumann´s death in 1972, but the work was resumed due to the initiative of the Arquivo Histrico Nacional of Angola. Meanwhile, Baumann´s notes have become an important source for research in this area.
Keywords: ethnographic collection of Dundo, Dundo Museum collection, Baumann, H.