Fusions: Masquerades and Thought Style East of the Niger-Benue Confluence, West Africa
Takes the masks of West Africa's Upper Benue River region out of the museums and private collections, where many accumulated in the twentieth century, and restores their cultural and social contexts. This book argues that Benue masquerades deserve appreciation as the materialized forms taken by thought styles of their original creators and users.
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African aku masks aku-ma aku-maga Aku-onu Aku-uowa aku-wunu aku-wuwa animal anthropomorphic anthropomorphic mask appear Arnold Rubin Arriens associations Barley Benue Berlin bovid buffalo bushcow Cameroon cattle centimetres Central Chamba Chamba Daka Chamba masks Chamba masquerade Chamba Nnakenyare Chambaland clan comparison costume counterpart cranial ridge cult cultural curved horns Dakka dead Diagram dome Donga Dowayo ethnographic Ethnologisches Museum female mask Figure flaring mouth formal Frobenius's fusion masks gendered Glauning Goemai head horizontal masks human skull illustrated Jukun Jukunoid Kevin Carroll Kulere Kuteb Leipzig Lengdo Leo Frobenius Leo Frobenius 1912 male aku male masks Mambila mangam masks Mapeo mask collected mask's materialised McNaughton's Meek Meek's mouth plates Mumuye Museum fur Volkerkunde neighbours Nigeria Paarup-Laursen parti-coloured patriclan Pere regional resemblances Richard Fardon Rubin 1969 Plates sagittal crest Sieber similar Sotheby's Southern Chamba Leko theranthropic fusion theriomorphic thought style v-shaped ears Wapan Jukun western Chamba Wukari Yelba yoke horns