Thanks for your information, its much appreciated and exactly what I
was looking for.
--- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, Ann Porteus <ann@...> wrote:
> Thank you Vero,
> I also have an unusual skull. Different, mine is Chumba, but this
> article is very interesting.
> I use Google translate which is an automatic service. Some of the
> translation is a little strange but it is easy to work out the
> This is an example. Translation of the first par:
> Automatically translated text:
> A little over twenty-1968, I believe,
> Arrived at the MusÃ©e de l'Homme in Paris and among
> Parisian antique skulls of monkeys (cynocÃ©phale,
> Gorilla, chimpanzee and lemur) wrapped in rattan
> GlÃ©nÃ© (1). These objects, hitherto unheard of, just
> From the coastline of Congo-Brazzaville (Republic
> The Congo), but no details or ethnic
> Ethnographic not followed them. As a first
> Meanwhile, the curiosity was high and many fans.
> The reaction did not take wait, artisans Congolese
> Began to work and copies poured so much
> That even the authentic pieces were decreed
> False and that some "experts" did not hesitate to claim
> That this type of object had no real traditional,
> It was invented by a whole piece
> The first objects came in the form
> A skull, the dog often impressive, totally
> Wrapped in a woven often artistically
> Directed and ovoid shape, the face being released,
> Orifices eyes, nose and mouth creating a dramatic effect
> Sometimes, parts of the skull were surmodelÃ©es
> And the red and white clay and medicine
> Can be added.
> Have a great day
> On 28/02/2008, at 7:04 AM, Veronique Martelliere wrote:
> > ... called a "Bumba".
> > Bonjour, Sean,
> > Coincidentally, we had a short discussion about Bumba skulls,
> > lately on a french discussion group.
> > The skull belongs (or used to belong) to an ape. It is said that
> > is used for justice but also for healing procedures.
> > If you can read french, here are documents that one of the
> > group-members gave us.
> > If you can't read french, i could write a summary in english, if
> > you wish - and if you give me the time to do it !.
> > Vero
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