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|
|Musaw headrest-Congo-Yaka-20th century|
|Post-manhood rituals-Congo,Nkanu-19th-early 20th century|
|Tadep-healing rituals-Cameroon,Mambila-20th century|
|headdress for harvest festival-Cameroon,Bamum-20th century|