Saturday, August 21, 2010

Masks and Hats from Africa

More images from the CMA

Headress from Guinea.  This was huge.  You would need a strong neck to wear it.

Face mask.  Modigliani was influenced by African masks and sculptures.  The elogated nose show up in his paintngs.  The Modigliani below is from the CMA.

Face mask from Cote d'Ivoire

Terra cotta from Nigeria

Massive (the size of my head and torso combined) headress from Cameroon.
The animal on top are thought to be leopards. 

Mask from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Amazing!!


I really wanted to put this one on...LOL.  Lucky for everyone it was behind glass

The plume on this is elephant tail.

King's hat from Nigeria


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