Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa MOBI ð


  • (Englisch)
  • Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
  • Marc Leo Felix
  • 05 March 2019
  • 0300238754

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Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central AfricaThis splendid illustrated exploration of masks and masking ceremonies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presentsthan outstanding wooden masks dating from the th to the th century Visually stunning and spiritually charged, these objects connected wearers with their ancestors and were part of elaborate costumes used in ritual performances Including some of the finest works of African art in private hands, this volume features masks from eleven distinct stylistic zones Ukongo, Ukwango, Ukete, Ukuba, Urunda, Uruwa, Utanganyika, Umaniema, Uituri, Ubangi, and Umongo Displaying an enormous diversity of materials, design, and craftsmanship, these masks reflect the wide range of natural resources available throughout the Congo region and illuminatethe unique belief systems of local populations Accessible and informative essays provide insight into these extraordinary objects and are enlivened by both new photography and archival images showing the ceremonial use of masks in early th century Congo


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