Item #031403 Permanence De La Parure et Du Masque Africains. Jacques Bernolles.
Permanence De La Parure et Du Masque Africains
Permanence De La Parure et Du Masque Africains
Permanence De La Parure et Du Masque Africains

Permanence De La Parure et Du Masque Africains

Paris: G.P. Maisonneuve et Larose, 1966. First Edition. Thick Large Octavo. Item #031403

cxxxiv, 462 pages. French text with 63 full page plates, some with color in outline, divided into five parts: (1) a set of "propositions" describing successive migrations out of the drought-ridden Sahara by Pygmies, Paleonoirs, and Bovidiens-Fulbt, and the possibility of "psychotypologically" categorizing Saharan rock paintings. (2) a survey of contemporary and recent African hairdresses, wigs, hide clothing, scarification, body painting, and "jewelry," with their putative parallels in the rock paintings; (3) a discussion of the psychological functions of human and animal masks among ancient Egyptians and contemporary Dogon, Bambara, Kete, Kuba, and others; (4) a section on dances and myths in the Sahara; (5) a 100-page conclusion condemning "the principle of the absolute superiority of rules--urban and 'civilized,' of rational and materialistic methods, in the organization and rule of men. A very fine copy of an important work on African culture. A near fine copy bound in gray stiff paper wraps lettered in red and black.

Price: $150.00

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