A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
related: Specialist in African Art Walter Bareiss, 87, Dies
Kongo Peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo
Approximately 800 objects from various cultural groups from across sub-Saharan Africa make up the Bareiss Family Collection of African Art. The sixteen selections now on view in the niche between Elvehjem Galleries VII and VIII offer just a glimpse of the diversity of the collection, which includes objects from Burkina Faso to Malawi, or from west to southeastern Africa. However, many objects presented here come from central Africa, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is one strength of the collection.
| Created and performed by men, mwana pwo masks honor the vital
social roles of women. A soapstone memorial carving, from Kongo peoples in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, depicts a mother seated with two children on her
lap and memorializes an important Kongo woman on whose tomb it was placed. An
anthropomorphic fired-clay container illustrates a woman’s elongated head,
hairstyle, and facial scarifications that were the fashion among Mangbetu women
(Democratic Republic of Congo) during the early 20th century.
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|Kunstauktion Neumeisters Moderne
- African Arts from the Walter Bareiss Collection
Neumeister Münchener Kunstauktionshaus, München, Barerstr. 37
3. - 8.11. Vorbesichtigung
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: African Art from the Bareiss Family Collection
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