CHINA Pic story: Chinese collector and his nearly 10,000 pieces of African artworks

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Pic story: Chinese collector and his nearly 10,000 pieces of African artworks

Xinhua

10:53, November 07, 2019

Xie Yanshen (L) views wood carvings with a local artisan in Aneho, about 45 kilometers east of Lome, in Togo, Oct. 28, 2019. Xie Yanshen, a Chinese collector, has traveled to 40 countries in Africa over the past 30 years and collected nearly 10,000 pieces of African artworks. He established the International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea in Lome, which attracts a large number of tourists to experience African art and culture every year. (Photos: Xinhua)

Xie Yanshen watches collections at the International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea in Lome, capital of Togo, Oct. 28, 2019.

Xie Yanshen (L) talks with a shopkeeper in Lome, capital of Togo, Oct. 28, 2019.

Xie Yanshen (L) talks with a local in Vogan, Togo, Oct. 29, 2019.

Xie Yanshen repairs an Ivorian mask at International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea in Lome, capital of Togo, Oct. 29, 2019.

Xie Yanshen (R) introduces African artworks to a Togolese tourist at the International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea in Lome, capital of Togo, Oct. 29, 2019.

Xie Yanshen (1st L) beats an African drum in Lome, capital of Togo, Oct. 28, 2019.

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