Africa | Mask from the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria | Wood and pigment.las máscaras se utilizan sobre todo durante los festivales agrícolas (generalmente la estación seca) y los segundo funerales de miembros prominentes de la sociedad. En ocasiones esta últimas se invocan espíritus inaugural junto a otros espíritus como escoltas apropiados de los altamente respetados muerto en el mundo de los espíritus. Durante las ceremonias agrícolas o de otras, sin embargo, inaugural espíritus…
Mahakala is one of the most important wrathful protectors of Mongolian Buddhism. Crowned with a diadem of 5 skulls, a snake winds around his topknot. Fierce arrow-like eyebrows accentuate 3 red-rimmed bulging eyeballs.
mask of Anubis. ancient Egypt. Anubis is the Greek name of a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the First Dynasty (c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife.
Democratic Republic of Congo, Hemba people - The extremely stylized chimpanzee masks are called mwisi gwa so'o a term that alludes to the "spirit-ivested object of the chimpanzee human" that inhabits the mask