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Makonde mask from the Boston Museum of Fine Art  
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
A helmet mask of the Makonde people, made of wood, hair and pigment, is among the powerful figurative sculptures and masks.
On this page you will see pieces that would have a nice place in my virtual Museum of African Art. You can click on images and links to read more about the piece and where it is located.

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Provenance:I sold this Bamana mask, I got it from Peter Westerdijk who got it from his father. He got it in an exchange with the ex-Musée d'Histoire naturelle Rouen -France around 1960 (Located northwest of Paris, Rouen was made famous by Monet who painted its cathedral thirty-six times.) 

 

 

 

MiIA Minneapolis institute of Arts Mali | Equestrian FigureThis wooden sculpture is one of the oldest known from Sub-Saharan Africa, and was created by an artist of the Djenne culture, an early and sophisticated civilization that existed in present-day Mali. It likely represents an ancestral clan founder, whose role as a ruler and hunter are indicated by his jewelry, weapons, and position on horseback. Horses played an important role in West African society, adding to the power and prestige of their owners because of their rarity. Also, a man physically and mentally strong enough to control a horse gained great respect in his community. The man's size is exaggerated in this depiction to illustrate his importance. ( Minneapolis Museum MIA collection)

 

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