A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
Painted wooden gelede mask from Nigeria
Some of the anthropology collections were obtained in the field by professional anthropologists. Frank Willett, Keeper of Ethnology and General Archaeology from 1950 - 1958, collected pottery, masks and ritual regalia in Nigeria in 1956 for the Museum. Some of these pottery types are no longer being made. Another field collection is Peter Worsley’s bark paintings, baskets, bone boxes and other items from the Wanindiljaugwa, an Aboriginal tribe from Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, North Australia. Although obtained in 1952 this latter collection shows the influence of Western technology since the black pigment used by the Aborigines to make paint is derived from old torch batteries. Worsley was Professor of Sociology at Manchester until 1983
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