Noon Talk: Beauty and the Beast in West Africa

12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Gallery of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Early Americas, third floor

Patrick McNaughton will discuss enticing differences in appearance between the elegant Bamana (Bambara) antelope headdress called Ciwara and the very scary, gritty-looking Bamana mask called Komo, considering their purposes and the ideas that bring them to life. 

Image: Bamana peoples, Mali. Antelope Headdress, Ci Wara, first half of the 20th century. Wood and metal. H. 35 5/8 in. (90.5 cm). Gift of Frederick Stafford. Eskenazi Museum of Art 60.10