Winter Bruneaf IV, 22-26/01/2014

Winter Bruneaf 4

 

The catalogue of the next Winter BRUNEAF is online; you can download it here.

My favourite object is the Ubangi headdress below (offered by Pierre Loos). Similar headdresses are illustrated on a famous painting by Alexandre Iaocovleff (also illustrated below – La Gan’za. Danse d’initiation, 1926). The sharp points of these rare headdresses are usually interpreted as symbols for phalluses. A similar example is published in Grootaerts’ magnus opus Ubangi (p. 239, #5.4).

Ubangi gaza headdress Bruneaf Loos Ameloot