Karolina Ficek

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Selected Artworks | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A stern larger-than-life face is depicted on this arresting mask. The minimally carved eyes and nostrils, heavy brow, and downturned mouth depict a supernatural being adorned with red paint on its jaw that reaches up to divide its forehead in half

近作「姫猿」前回の投稿通り、展示会が続きました。先ずは菩提寺・宗禅寺さんで日本刺繍の大野弘江さん(当囃子連の幕に刺繍をして頂いています)との二人展。会期中、田…

近作「姫猿」前回の投稿通り、展示会が続きました。先ずは菩提寺・宗禅寺さんで日本刺繍の大野弘江さん(当囃子連の幕に刺繍をして頂いています)との二人展。会期中、田…

Bamileke. Camerun

Africa / Elephant mask from the Bamileke people of the Grassfields, Cameroon / wood, partly encrusted patina, black and white paint -

Fang Mask with Horns

Horned so masks were made by the FANG people and used during the initiation ceremonies. Horns on these masks could be long or even curved. It is much more unusual to see a horned FANG masks now.