Friday, March 6, 2015

San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum

update/p.23

The de Young Museum is currently showcasing "Embodiments:  Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture." The pieces depict full human and animal figures, sorted into categories for which they are used--to mourn, to protect, to harvest.  More.  Show runs through July 5, 2015.


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images ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

Mbulu-ngulu-from burial basket-Gabon,Kota Obamba-19th century, DeYoung Museum San Francisco
Mbulu-ngulu-from burial basket-Gabon,Kota Obamba-19th century

Musaw headrest-Congo-Yaka-20th century, DeYoung Museum San Francisco
Musaw headrest-Congo-Yaka-20th century

Post-manhood rituals-Congo,Nkanu-19th-early 20th century, DeYoung Museum San Francisco
Post-manhood rituals-Congo,Nkanu-19th-early 20th century

Tadep-healing rituals-Cameroon,Mambila-20th century, DeYoung Museum San Francisco
Tadep-healing rituals-Cameroon,Mambila-20th century

headdress for harvest festival-Cameroon,Bamum-20th century, DeYoung Museum San Francisco
headdress for harvest festival-Cameroon,Bamum-20th century

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