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AFRICAN ART SUBJECT GUIDE
Resources are available at Lourdes Duns Scotus Library for research on African art.
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Hip or pendant mask of the iyoba (Queen Mother) Idia; probably worn as part of the ceremonial regalia of the Oba Esigie, ca. 1550 Nigeria: Benin
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African Faces by
Call Number: LOURDES OVERSIZED BOOKS 730.96 M26
Publication Date: 2010-01-16
Preface = Préface / Herman Burssens -- Foreword : an alternative view of the African mask = Avant-propos : un autre regard sur le masque africain / Marnix Neerman -- Masks of Sub-Saharan Africa = Les masques au sud du Sahara / Herman Burssens -- How modern art is indebted to so-called "primitive art" = Le tribut de l'art moderne envers l'art dit "primitif" / Marnix Neerman -- An hommage to the African mask = Un hommage au masque africain / Hugo Maertens -- An overview of the masks = Liste des masques -- Afterword = Postface / Herman Burssens.
Spirits Speak by
Call Number: LOURDES OVERSIZED BOOKS 731.75 St4
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
"Spirits Speak presents a selection of the most important African masks found in major museums and renowned private collections around the globe: an overview such as has never been compiled in this way before. Artistic mastery, charisma, age and authenticity were paramount selection criteria with only the very best examples representing each well-known mask type. An introductory essay elucidates the conceptual intricacies and varying functions of the masks and sweeps away deep-rooted misunderstandings. Enlightening commentaries offer background information about the function and origins of each mask's use within the ethnic groups from which they originate, and a foldout map places them in their original geographical context."--BOOK JACKET