Re: [African_Arts] Unknown mask?
- Hello to all,
Thanks for all the help from everyone on the 3 pieces I have posted.
It is so nice to finally be able to put a name to these.
On Jan 16, 2009, at 10:51 AM, RAND ((www.RandAfricanArt.com)) wrote:
> Hi group, it's been a while...
> Joe, you are inquiring about this mask that you posted photos of:
> Yes, as Paul indicates, there was a similar mask at the Mestach
> exhibition in Brussels in June of 2007. Here is a link to the photo of
> the mask in the exhibition:
> The mask is documented in the book "L'Intelligence des Formes" on page
> 142, along with several other masks that have double faces or a couple
> of sets of eyes. Unfortunately the text is in French, but I'll attempt
> to make a rough translation.
> The mask is attributed to the "Bembe or neighbors". It is photographed
> next to a Bembe mask with two sets of eyes on it which I also
> photographed at the exhibition
> The text that accompanies the mask is roughly translated as follows:
> This mask with four eyes, according to local tradition, would
> represent the spiritual chief of the community that is in charge of
> ancestor protection in which the ancestors give to him in addition to
> wisdom, the ability of double sight. It then starts to talk about the
> influences on contemporary art by this type of mask.
> So, I hope that helps some. The mask in the Mestach exhibition was
> truly amazing.
> Here is a link to the photos of the exhibition:
> The link to the photos is down the page a bit.
> --- On Wed, 1/14/09, Paul DeLucco <pauldelucco@...> wrote:
>> From: Paul DeLucco <pauldelucco@...>
>> Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Unknown mask?
>> To: African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
>> Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 9:27 AM
>> It is not Hemba.
>> But the double set of eyes is interesting. The only other mask I
>> have seen like it was one attribued to the Kwele, I think, in the
>> Willy Mestach collection. I haven't been able to Google up a copy of
>> the photo, but Rand attended the Mestagh exhibition in Brussels and
>> might have a photo.
>> Very interesting mask. It could well be Kwele or a neighboring group.
>> --- On Tue, 1/13/09, joseph anderson <ironjpa@triad. rr.com> wrote:
>>> From: joseph anderson <ironjpa@triad. rr.com>
>>> Subject: [African_Arts] Unknown mask?
>>> To: African_Arts@ yahoogroups. com
>>> Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 1:21 PM
>>> Hi all. I have thought of this mask as possibly Hemba but have never
>>> known for sure. Can anyone tell me for sure. Also, do any of you know
>>> the relevance of the double eyes?
>>> Thanks, Joe
>>> Photos are also posted in ironjpa53 in the photo files as Hemba??