Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What a Mask Can Say: Thoughts on the Iconography of a RMCA Luba Masterpiece

The famous horned Luba helmet mask collected by Oscar Michaux in the 1890s is one of the most important pieces in the collection of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Many questions are raised by this work of mysterious beauty. In a special lecture held on January 29 as part of BRAFA 2014, scholar Julien Volper will develop a number of themes arising from his detailed study of the mask. 

Image courtesy of the Royal Museum for Central Africa Tervuren

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