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Re: [African_Arts] curious, unusual body and face masks

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  • Herbert M. Cole
    Possibly, although they are said to have been collected in Nigeria some 20+ years ago, and are part of a quite large collection of African art (over 1000
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 4, 2012
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      Possibly, although they are said to have been collected in Nigeria some 20+ years ago, and are part of a quite large collection of African art (over 1000 pieces, many fakes and copies, about 20% "real"). Many show genuine signs of use -- the are 50+ body masks and 60+ large face masks in the entire collection.  Thanks for writing. HM Cole
      On Jun 4, 2012, at 9:04 AM, RPearsonpe@... wrote:

       

      Strikes me as 'Mexican or S American dance masks'. Some are interesting and 'maybe' not made for the tourist trade.
       
      bob
       
      In a message dated 6/4/2012 8:38:24 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time, scole@... writes:
       

      Please help us identify the origin of these large (four feet high) body masks and sometimes articulated (eyes roll) large face masks (12-18 inches. All are painted with "western" enamel paints and are at least twenty years old -- probably older.

      Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/album/495417967/pic/list



    • Herbert M. Cole
      Thanks. Do you have any documented examples from either area, Benin or Cross River? skip cole ... Thanks. Do you have any documented examples from either
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 4, 2012
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        Thanks. Do you have any documented examples from either area, Benin or Cross River?  skip cole
        On Jun 4, 2012, at 10:42 AM, Veronique Martelliere wrote:

         

        Hello,
        Might be from the area of Cross River - Nigeria.
        Some of them might also be from Benin Republic.
        véro

        From: ijeremgbe <scole@...>
        To: African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2012 11:33 PM
        Subject: [African_Arts] curious, unusual body and face masks

         
        Please help us identify the origin of these large (four feet high) body masks and sometimes articulated (eyes roll) large face masks (12-18 inches. All are painted with "western" enamel paints and are at least twenty years old -- probably older.

        Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/album/495417967/pic/list





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