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, Lee Rubinstein
<LeeRubinstein@ ...> wrote:
> It would seem that you have indeed succeeded in posting links to your
> photos -- both of the Senufo kpelie (or kpeliyehe) as well as the
> Yoruba olumeye, and both the mask and the bowl-bearer appear to be
> very good quality carvings and nice examples of their respective forms.
> Briefly, to broaden your knowledge and appreciation, searches for
> each of the terms -- kpelie and olumeye -- will provide good starting
> points for exploring each of the forms you have queried as will
> searches for broader information on the cultural complexes whence
> they arise. (Start with an image search, then broaden to a web
> search.) Also, there are some previous group messages which provide
> links to information relating to each of these forms -- for instance,
> Message 1799 refers to the kpelie, and Message 579 to the Yoruba
> kneeling, bowl-bearing female olumeye.
The "Remnants of Ritual" Image Gallery will give you good, brief
> introductory texts and relevant examples of each form as well -- a
> kpelie mask and an olumeye, respectively. One very beneficial
> element of the site is its extensive general bibliography on African
> Also, Kelly, you will likely find interesting the Eastern Pende mask
> exhibited there as a follow-up to your recent inquiry.
> Best, Lee
Thank you for your wonderful response. I have learned a lot and have
some exciting new study areas.
BTW are you related to Helena Rubenstien? I went to talk recently here
in Atlanta given by Susan Vogel and she had some pictures of Helena
Rubenstein and her African collection. Fantastic pieces!
I have a few more pieces to post, now that I understand better how to
do this. The mod helped with the first post. Now I just copy and paste
after I have posted pictures to this Forum.
I really apprecaiet any other replies. I love to learn and hope I can
do justice to this art with my photography.