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David Cassera, New York City, Fine Art of Africa, Oceania and the AMericas, Primitive Art

David Cassera, New York City, Fine Art of Africa, Oceania and the AMericas, Primitive Art

Ancestral Couple (Ana Deo), late 19th–early 20th century. Indonesia, Flores Island, East Nusa. Tenggara. the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 2006 (2006.510) | This remarkable couple from the Nage people of the island of Flores probably represent the founders of one of the village clans. Whatever its original function, the quiet dignity of the figures, with the man's arm clasped tenderly around his consort's shoulder, makes it a compelling work.

Ancestral Couple (Ana Deo), late 19th–early 20th century. Indonesia, Flores Island, East Nusa. Tenggara. the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 2006 (2006.510) | This remarkable couple from the Nage people of the island of Flores probably represent the founders of one of the village clans. Whatever its original function, the quiet dignity of the figures, with the man's arm clasped tenderly around his consort's shoulder, makes it a compelling work.

Head, 19th century. Probably Gope people, Papua New Guinea. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1580) #Halloween

Head, 19th century. Probably Gope people, Papua New Guinea. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1580) #Halloween

Africa | Mask from the Fang people of Gabon | Wood, with fine and varied medium brown patina, and blackened incisions | ca. early 20th century

Africa | Mask from the Fang people of Gabon | Wood, with fine and varied medium brown patina, and blackened incisions | ca. early 20th century

Unidentified Artist, African (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende people) :: David Owsley Museum of Art Collection

Unidentified Artist, African (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende people) :: David Owsley Museum of Art Collection

Igbo Agbogho Mmwo Helmet Mask, Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/item/nigeria-igbo-agbogho-mmwo-maiden-spirit-helmet-masks/

Igbo Agbogho Mmwo Helmet Mask, Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/item/nigeria-igbo-agbogho-mmwo-maiden-spirit-helmet-masks/

Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century Asmat people, Ambisu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Wood, fiber, leaves, paint

Body Mask (Det), mid-20th century Asmat people, Ambisu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Wood, fiber, leaves, paint

Silver Elephant, 19th century Republic of Benin; Fon. Fon silver works such as this silver elephant served as objects of power and prestige owned by a ruler of the Fon kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin.

Silver Elephant, 19th century Republic of Benin; Fon. Fon silver works such as this silver elephant served as objects of power and prestige owned by a ruler of the Fon kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin.

Mbolo Twin Mask (Nda) from the Baule people of the Bandama River region of the Ivory Coast. 19th to 20th century

Mbolo Twin Mask (Nda) from the Baule people of the Bandama River region of the Ivory Coast. 19th to 20th century

Democratic Republic of Congo - Pende Fiber Mask (National Museum of African Art, Wash. D.C.) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Democratic Republic of Congo - Pende Fiber Mask (National Museum of African Art, Wash. D.C.) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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