Saturday, August 21, 2010

More from the CMA

I have lots of photos :))

Serpent Headress from Guinea.  This is what piqued my interest in this collection.  I saw a close up of the head on the cover of "South of the Sahara" and decided to check out both the book and the collection.  It's about 4' tall.

A face is visible on four side of the headress.  If you look at the reflection in the case you can see the image that is on the other side.

A brass plaque from Nigeria.  The center figure is a king being supported by two of his subjects

A close up showing the detail

Guardian figure from Gabon.  It's wood coated with sheets of cooper and brass

Face mask from the Cote d'Ivoire.  Really amazing piece.

Beautiful belt from the Congo.

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