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Kota-speaking peoples. Gabon. Reliqaries. ca. 1890

Kota-speaking peoples. Gabon. Reliqaries. ca. 1890

Crane Rituel - Ethnie Ekoi - Nigeria

Crane Rituel - Ethnie Ekoi - Nigeria

The Gelede masquerade of Western Yorubaland, which honors the older women, ancestors and deities known as "mothers" (Iya mi, my mother) of the community utilized these wrappers, as seen in this early 20th Century photograph.

The Gelede masquerade of Western Yorubaland, which honors the older women, ancestors and deities known as "mothers" (Iya mi, my mother) of the community utilized these wrappers, as seen in this early 20th Century photograph.

This Mumuye Vaa-Bong masquerade was held at the end of the dry season in the village of Pantisawa. Capes of flowing hibiscus fiber are attached directly to the horizontal masks, which sit on top of the head. This performance coincided with a stage of funerary rites when pots, which have bushcow finials that look just like the masks, were smashed in an act that distanced the dead from the living. Photograph by Arnold Rubin, April 1970, Pantisawa, Rubin Archive, Fowler Museum at UCLA.

This Mumuye Vaa-Bong masquerade was held at the end of the dry season in the village of Pantisawa. Capes of flowing hibiscus fiber are attached directly to the horizontal masks, which sit on top of the head. This performance coincided with a stage of funerary rites when pots, which have bushcow finials that look just like the masks, were smashed in an act that distanced the dead from the living. Photograph by Arnold Rubin, April 1970, Pantisawa, Rubin Archive, Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Bocio Crane de Babouin - Fon - Benin - Statuettes Botchio, Boccio, Bocio

Bocio Crane de Babouin - Fon - Benin - Statuettes Botchio, Boccio, Bocio

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Fang

1 375 000 € Masque de danse en bois et polychromie d'origine, représentant un beau visage, dans le style désormais classique du « maître de Bouaflé », surmonté d'un couple tendrement enlacé. Socle attribué à Kichizo Inagaki. Côte d'Ivoire, peuple Gouro, style du « maître de Bouaflé ». Dim. : 57, 3 cm Provenance: collection André Breton ; collection Charles Ratton ; collection privée de 1931 à nos jours. OVV Tajan, vente le 11 juin 2014

1 375 000 € Masque de danse en bois et polychromie d'origine, représentant un beau visage, dans le style désormais classique du « maître de Bouaflé », surmonté d'un couple tendrement enlacé. Socle attribué à Kichizo Inagaki. Côte d'Ivoire, peuple Gouro, style du « maître de Bouaflé ». Dim. : 57, 3 cm Provenance: collection André Breton ; collection Charles Ratton ; collection privée de 1931 à nos jours. OVV Tajan, vente le 11 juin 2014

Bocio Crane de Babouin - Fon - Benin

Bocio Crane de Babouin - Fon - Benin