Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Chasses Magiques

Fifty-five tribal masterpieces on loan from the collections of 
the Musée du Quai Branly will be on show for four months at the Château de Vogüé in the French county of the Ardèche. Chasses Magiques (Magical Hunts) immerses visitors in the materials and icons of ancestral and universal practices: hunting over time, across the continents and through a range of traditional cultures in Africa, Oceania, and America, revealing their symbolic value - the mystical relationship between the hunter and his prey.

Zoomorphic mask  -  Dogon, Mali

Hunting trophy  -  Mentawai Archipelago, Sundas Islands

Drum  -  Asmat, Papua New Guinea

Headdress  -  Bobo, Burkina Faso

Information and images courtesy of the Château de Vogüé and Musée du Quai Branly

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