Browse Items (2312 total)

11008277-2008_052_007_BPA_ARC.tif

11007512-2003_008_019_Qpa_ARC.tif

11008582-1990_011_114_Bpa_ARC.tif

23161089-2015_048_006_Ypa_ARC.tif

16758570-1994_004_529_Bpa_ARC.tif

11007996-2002_001_147_Ipa_ARC.tif
This tiny fiber portrait of a woman is about 1,000 years old and comes from a Chancay [chahn kai] tomb on the central coast of modern-day Peru. The body is constructed of reed bundles wrapped in thread; under the skirt the legs and individual toes…

16758720-1994_004_213_Bpa_ARC.tif
This mask represents an idealized woman. Danced only by initiated men, its performances express concepts about ideal womanhood, physical beauty, and moral human behavior. The Mfon ekpo mask represents a physically beautiful and morally pure young…

16758414-1998_013_002_APa_ARC.tif

11007673-1991_004_035_Cpa_ARC.tif
This standing man wears a crocodile mask, identifiable by its distinct edges, exaggeratedly upturned snout, and long rows of bared teeth, to show that he is able to change into this animal. The crocodile is one of the primary animal motifs in ancient…

11007284-1990_011_265_Apa_ARC.tif
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