Majestic leather stag mask, Cernunnos, handsome deer, dark chestnut brown, bright golden antlers reinforced with hidden wire. $185.00, via Etsy.

Majestic leather stag mask, Cernunnos, handsome deer, dark chestnut brown, bright golden antlers reinforced with hidden wire

Majestic leather stag mask, Cernunnos, handsome deer, dark chestnut brown, bright golden antlers reinforced with hidden wire. $185.00, via Etsy.

Matt Smiler Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Totara Male Mask White Moko

Matt Smiler Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Carving Totara Male Mask White Moko

Africa | Guro (Guru, Kweni) Mask from the Ivory Coast | Wood and Pigments | Masks carved by the Guro were often recognisable images of living people and were ordered for specific ceremonies and rituals.

Africa | Guro (Guru, Kweni) Mask from the Ivory Coast | Wood and Pigments | Masks carved by the Guro were often recognisable images of living people and were ordered for specific ceremonies and rituals.

I have a huge collection of African masks - and some could use a makeover...

I have a huge collection of African masks - and some could use a makeover...

Africa | Mask from the Yaure (Yohourè) people of the Ivory Coast | Wood with dark patina, decorated with brass plates and tacks | ca. 1919 - 1935

Africa | Mask from the Yaure (Yohourè) people of the Ivory Coast | Wood with dark patina, decorated with brass plates and tacks | ca. 1919 - 1935

This African mask is carved out of ivory for the "Oba" (king) of Benin, and is believed to be dated from the 16th Century. This mask was actually not worn over the face, but rather as a pendant, either around the neck like a necklace or hanging from the king's hip, like a belt.

This African mask is carved out of ivory for the "Oba" (king) of Benin, and is believed to be dated from the 16th Century. This mask was actually not worn over the face, but rather as a pendant, either around the neck like a necklace or hanging from the king's hip, like a belt.

Africa | Pwo mask from the Chokwe people of Angola or DR Congo | Wood, metal, cloth, raffia and beads | ca. early to mid 20th century

Africa | Pwo mask from the Chokwe people of Angola or DR Congo | Wood, metal, cloth, raffia and beads | ca. early to mid 20th century


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Africa | Details on the top of hair combs from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast

Africa | Details on the top of hair combs from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast

Africa | Antelope head crest ~ chiwara ~ from the Bamana people of Mali | Wood, pigments | Prior to 1960s

Africa | Antelope head crest ~ chiwara ~ from the Bamana people of Mali | Wood, pigments | Prior to 1960s

African Influences in Modern Art | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

African Influences in Modern Art | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Masks are a very interesting topic. They can be used to mask our real physical faces for fun but can also been used to reveal our inner selves. In rituals, shamans or role players use masks to act …

Masks are a very interesting topic. They can be used to mask our real physical faces for fun but can also been used to reveal our inner selves. In rituals, shamans or role players use masks to act …

African Mask. (If you know the culture from which this mask derives, please add in a comment below.)

African Mask. (If you know the culture from which this mask derives, please add in a comment below.)

African School - Kifwebe Mask, Luba Culture, from Democratic Republic of Congo

Fine Art Reproduction: Kifwebe Mask, Luba Culture, from Democratic Republic of Congo by African School

African School - Kifwebe Mask, Luba Culture, from Democratic Republic of Congo

Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, people of the DRC, Africa.  Go to site for excellent index to Art of various African cultures!

Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, people of the DRC, Africa. Go to site for excellent index to Art of various African cultures!

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