4647Re: [African_Arts] MENDE
- Mar 28 4:08 AMThanks for your very interesting information
> Van: "Monroe, John W [HIST]" <jmonroe@...>
> Beantwoorden - Aan: <African_Arts@yahoogroups.com>
> Datum: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 14:53:25 -0500
> Aan: "African_Arts@yahoogroups.com" <African_Arts@yahoogroups.com>
> Discussie: [African_Arts] MENDE
> Onderwerp: RE: [African_Arts] MENDE
> Hi Everyone --
> When I saw Gi Mateusen's Sande mask with glasses, I immediately thought of one
> in my collection, which is stylistically quite similar, I'd even say probably
> by the same sculptor. It's also made out of hard wood, carved very thin.
> This one, as you'll see, has been made into a "gonde" -- a buffoon mask --
> with the addition of a little red and white paint and some colored rags. Its
> status as a "gonde" may also help explain its relatively duller patina.
> According to Ruth Phillips, Mende viewers consider glasses to be humorous on
> Sande masks.
> You can see some pictures at:
> There's another mask, not wearing glasses but clearly by the same hand, in a
> field photograph from Sylvia Ardyn Boone's "Radiance from the Waters." I will
> try and dig up my copy of the book and add a scan to the album.
> John Monroe
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> mateusen1 [mateusen@...]
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> Subject: [African_Arts] MENDE
> I like to know your opinion of two Mende masks because they have some special
> The first one has a small pan on the head and is made of soft wood.The other
> one has a pair of glasses (!!!)and a nice elaboreted hairstyle and is made of
> hard wood.
> You will find pictures in the album Mende:
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