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Africa | ikwar’'or ikwara' mask from the 'Punu-Lumbo people of Gabon | Wood, black pigment and kaolin | ca. 19th to beginning of the 20th century

Africa | ikwar’'or ikwara' mask from the 'Punu-Lumbo people of Gabon | Wood, black pigment and kaolin | ca. 19th to beginning of the 20th century

"The Punu people reside along the banks of Upper Ngoume River in Gabon. Punu masks stand out from other African masks due to their Oriental appearance. The masks are representative of the idealized beauty of Punu women."

"The Punu people reside along the banks of Upper Ngoume River in Gabon. Punu masks stand out from other African masks due to their Oriental appearance. The masks are representative of the idealized beauty of Punu women."

Punu Duma or Mvudi mask, Gabon wood, pigment, kaolin 10.5" tall x 7" wide early 20th century

Punu Duma or Mvudi mask, Gabon wood, pigment, kaolin 10.5" tall x 7" wide early 20th century

Young Woman, 1460-80 | Tuscan gray sandstone (Pietra serena), traces of paint Circle of Desiderio da Settignano

Young Woman, 1460-80 | Tuscan gray sandstone (Pietra serena), traces of paint Circle of Desiderio da Settignano

Ife Terracotta Head, Nigeria, 12th–15th century. Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Ife Terracotta Head, Nigeria, 12th–15th century. Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Bronze sculpture of the River-God Tyne by David Wynne mounted on the wall of the Civic Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

Bronze sculpture of the River-God Tyne by David Wynne mounted on the wall of the Civic Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

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