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Babanki Elephant Mask
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William, summarizing Ogbechie, said: "He describes professional photographs of African Art as fetish objects themselves, which continue to profoundly affect

Monroe, John W [HIST]
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Contemporary African art
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Rand, That shield is stunning. I didn’t know about this style from Africa. Of course, some of the grooved shields of aboriginal Australia are equally

Bob Ibold
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Djim - west african statue
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William is correct about your "colon" figure being well carved and attractive.However, I am not certain it was carved to be a "colon" per say... It could be. 

e jones
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Feb 24

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Re: A (personal) African Art Collection
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... I failed to say, perhaps the strongest reason against "provenance" supporting African carvers and "traditional" key works. Previously, had the African

e jones
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Feb 23

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Fwd: displaying collection en suite
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Richard We are 'kindered spirits', Nice Ambette, MamaWata, BaKota, Baga Snake ?, some of the small pieces are hard to see. Not crazy about skulls. You could

rpearsonpeaol
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Feb 22

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The Authenticity Wars
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What many don't realize is the fact that even if a piece is ritually used, someone bought the piece from the Carver. Therefore, every item that's carved, cast,

Aaron Weston
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Feb 22

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North Dakota Museum of Art debuts new African art exhibit
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Yes Brian, I would say that many objects appear rather dubious.  Looks like Mr. McNemar's 20 year tenure in West Africa, along with his time as a

e jones
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Feb 21

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Re: Fwd: identifying a mask: a decorator curio piece?
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All of the Rhino Shields are not in collections. I'll leave it at that................ On Friday, February 20, 2015 8:38 PM, "e jones e.bucit@yahoo.com

Aaron Weston
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Feb 20

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Fwd: identifying a mask
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Gotta love obfuscation as a tactic to make simple things more difficult to understand: 1) "It is interesting that many deem African cultural history as

rschust
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Feb 20

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Re: [African_Arts] Fwd: identifying a mask
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I have to say that the Suku mask that launched this discussion made me uneasy and I could not figure out why until now... I am not overly-familiar with Suku

warish
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Feb 19

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Anybody knows origine?
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What's with the gas mask? Didn't know the Guerre wore them. In a message dated 2/18/2015 8:57:28 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, African_Arts@yahoogroups.com

bunumbu
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Feb 18

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Masks and Nkisi Nkondi FOR SALE (all original items)
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I agree with Brian and others that the offered masks seem made-for-sale. For me, this can be OK if made by a tribal carver from his culture's traditions or

rschust
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Feb 16

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The 'Coyote tricks' of experts - fakery, authenticity and tr
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To Daniel, Yes, thanks about your commentary on 'coyote tricks' and Native American Cultures. Wonderful and informative. This expands on what I tried to say as

rschust
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Feb 8

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Power figures?
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Lee, Richard, Andreas, Many thanks for the data,. I really like the one with the real monkey skull showed on Rand´s web site, pitty I will never get my hands

Eduardo Succetti
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Feb 7

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help identifying a spear
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Lee, Andreas, Thanks a lot for the information! Regards, Eduardo

esuccetti
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Jan 30
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