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Monday, 3rd May, 2010 – 9:30 pm
Chugach man wearing spruce root hat, beads, earrings, nose piercing, woven cloak; Prince William Sound, Alaska engraving c. 1778
A Woman of Oonalaska (sic) [engraved portrait by John Webber of Aleut woman with tattooed face and linked nose labret.]
Nootka woman with woven hat & cedarbark cape, Nootka Sound, British Columbia, in engraving made 1778
A Man of Oonalashka, c. April 1778
Tuesday, 1st September, 2009 – 10:27 pm
“This tiny Sioux tipi, made c.1830, housed the scared pipe that was used to make contact with the Great Spirit.”
From Mother Earth, Father Sky: Native American Myth.
Tuesday, 14th July, 2009 – 8:49 pm
A tiringly goodly collection of mainly African art here. Are the best masks from Nigeria? YES!
Tuesday, 1st April, 2008 – 8:35 pm
“This mask from Sri Lanka is used in ceremonies to remove various types of afflictions, the mask and its activites helping the afflicted visualise their malaise.”
“The buck teeth and leering smile of this mask suggest a character associated with low spirits and demons. In a drama he usually represents a demon or aggresive lord. The moustache, hair and brows are made from goat’s hair and hide; the teeth are shell. Balinese. Private collection. 20th century. “