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Backrest, Igbo peoples, wood and nails, 19th century. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Backrest, Igbo peoples, wood and nails, 19th century. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Face Mask  Date: late 19th century  Geography: United States, Alaska  Culture: Yup'ik  Medium: Wood, pigment

Face Mask Date: late 19th century Geography: United States, Alaska Culture: Yup'ik Medium: Wood, pigment

CAMEROON | Helmet Mask, before 1880. Cameroon. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1967 (1978.412.560) #WorldCup

CAMEROON | Helmet Mask, before 1880. Cameroon. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1967 (1978.412.560) #WorldCup

Helmet Mask (Bolo), 19th–20th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.157) #halloween #costume

Helmet Mask (Bolo), 19th–20th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.157) #halloween #costume

Beete Mask: Elephant (Zok), 19th-20th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1964 (1978.412.292)

Beete Mask: Elephant (Zok), 19th-20th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1964 (1978.412.292)

Headdress: Male Antelope (Ci Wara), 19th–early 20th century. Bamana peoples.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1964 (1978.412.435) #halloween #costume

Headdress: Male Antelope (Ci Wara), 19th–early 20th century. Bamana peoples. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1964 (1978.412.435) #halloween #costume

Mask, late 19th–early 20th century. Bougainville or Nissan Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1967 (1978.412.1518) #halloween #costume

Mask, late 19th–early 20th century. Bougainville or Nissan Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1967 (1978.412.1518) #halloween #costume

Zulu in Leopard Costume, 1853. South Africa. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Ross Family Fund Gift, 2006 (2006.591).

Zulu in Leopard Costume, 1853. South Africa. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Ross Family Fund Gift, 2006 (2006.591).

Spirit Board (Gope)    Date:      late 19th–early 20th century  Geography:      Papua New Guinea, Gulf Province, Gibu village, Turama River  Culture:      Turamarubi people  Medium:      Wood, paint  Dimensions:      H. 60 3/4 in. (154.3 cm)  Classification:      Wood-Sculpture

Spirit Board (Gope) Date: late 19th–early 20th century Geography: Papua New Guinea, Gulf Province, Gibu village, Turama River Culture: Turamarubi people Medium: Wood, paint Dimensions: H. 60 3/4 in. (154.3 cm) Classification: Wood-Sculpture

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