Masque Haisla, Kwakiutl, île de Vancouver, Colombie Britannique (English) ( COL.................. André Breton PARIS )

Masque Haisla, Kwakiutl, île de Vancouver, Colombie Britannique (English) ( COL.................. André Breton PARIS )

Masks served several important purposes in Ancient Greek theater: their exaggerated expressions helped define the characters the actors were playing; they allowed actors to play more than one role (or gender); they helped audience members in the distant seats see and, by projecting sound somewhat like a small megaphone, even hear the characters better.

Background Info: Masks served several important purposes in Ancient Greek theater: their exaggerated expressions helped define the characters the actors were playing; they allowed actors to play.

* Masque mortuaire de femme Tlingit. Réalisé par Maurice G. Dérumaux en 1965-75. Copie d'un masque Tlingit qui représente l'esprit d'une vieille femme de haut rang. Il peut s'agir d'un masque mortuaire. La lèvre inférieure est ornée d'un labret incustré d'abalone. Les peintures du visage indiquent une affiliation clanique.. Bois, abalone (labret, pendants d'oreilles et collier), peinture, lanière de peau, corde

Death mask of Tlingit woman of high rank; the designs on the face indicate her clan affiliation.

Chinese Nuo mask   Maonan people, Guangxi, SW China

Chinese Nuo mask Maonan people, Guangxi, SW China

Masque. Corée, époque Chosôn (XVIIIe siècle). Bois peint. Tissu écru H. : 24,5 cm - L. : 19,5 cm (sans tissu) Mission Varat. MG 15323. Musée Guimet, Paris.

Masque. Corée, époque Chosôn (XVIIIe siècle). Bois peint. Tissu écru H. : 24,5 cm - L. : 19,5 cm (sans tissu) Mission Varat. MG 15323. Musée Guimet, Paris.

This mask incorporates iconography from two separate dance societies, one male and one female. It is not a dance mask however.

Native American Mask - Pacific NW

Native American Mask - Pacific NW

Mexican Masks - in the USA it is hard to imagine the current use of these dance masks but the dances are real & meaningful - for more on Mexico visit www.mainlymexican.com #Mexico #Mexican #mask

Mexican Masks - in the USA it is hard to imagine the current use of these dance masks but the dances are real & meaningful.

tribal face masks | Fine African Tribal Mask BETE Face Mask Collectible / ... | African M ...

tribal face masks | Fine African Tribal Mask BETE Face Mask Collectible / ... | African M ...

Yup'ik inua mask

Yupik mask -- purposeful asymmetry adds sense of movement and expression. Mouth set at angle to baseline.

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