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Africa | Dance crest (male) from the Bamana people of Mali | Wood and metal | ca. 1930 - 50

Africa | Dance crest (male) from the Bamana people of Mali | Wood and metal | ca. 1930 - 50

Africa | Wisdom Basket (Kweemishaam'l).  Kuba culture   (Democratic Republic of Congo).  ca. 19th - 20th century | Raffia, cane, cowries, glass beads, copper

Africa | Wisdom Basket (Kweemishaam'l). Kuba culture (Democratic Republic of Congo). ca. 19th - 20th century | Raffia, cane, cowries, glass beads, copper

“ Sacred Spoons of the Pemaquid Rock People” objects of utility and ritual used by an ancient civilization that vanished thousands of years ago from what is now known as Coastal Maine. Carbon dated between 987 and 2584 BCE making some three to five thousand years old, they have been painstakingly restored as close to their original condition as possible yet still show signs of period use and patina. www.jacquesvesery...

“ Sacred Spoons of the Pemaquid Rock People” objects of utility and ritual used by an ancient civilization that vanished thousands of years ago from what is now known as Coastal Maine. Carbon dated between 987 and 2584 BCE making some three to five thousand years old, they have been painstakingly restored as close to their original condition as possible yet still show signs of period use and patina. www.jacquesvesery...

Nigeria Yoruba people Magbo helmet mask for Oro association Artist Onabanjo of Itu Meko Creation date 1880-1920 Read on on website!

Nigeria Yoruba people Magbo helmet mask for Oro association Artist Onabanjo of Itu Meko Creation date 1880-1920 Read on on website!

Africa | Beaded gourd from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Beads were signs of wealth and status. Many Yoruba sacred and secular objects were embellished with elaborate images and symbolic designs created by small glass beads. | © Tim Hamill

Africa | Beaded gourd from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Beads were signs of wealth and status. Many Yoruba sacred and secular objects were embellished with elaborate images and symbolic designs created by small glass beads. | © Tim Hamill

Africa | Beaded elephant headdress from the Bamileke people of Cameroon.  Glass beads, wood, cloth and raffia | ca. 19th century

Africa | Beaded elephant headdress from the Bamileke people of Cameroon. Glass beads, wood, cloth and raffia | ca. 19th century

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