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Author Imperato, Gavin H., 1980-

Title Bundu, Sowei headpieces of the Sande society of West Africa : the Imperato family collection / Gavin H. Imperato, Pascal James Imperato.

Imprint Bayside : Queensborough Community College; Kilima House Publishers, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  731.750966 Im7b 2012    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 177 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.
Note "This publication accompanies an exhibition held at the QCC Art Gallery, The City University of New York, Bayside, New York, 2012."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Historical documentation of the Sande Society. Accounts of the Portuguese. Antonio Fernandes. Pedro da Sintra. Duarte Pacheco Pereira. Alvise da Cadamosto. Alvaro Velho ; Overview of early European descriptions of the Sande Society. General comments. Valentim Fernandes. Andre Alvares d'Almada. Baltasar Barreira ; Seventeenth and eighteenth century descriptions of the Sande Society. Olfert Dapper and John Barbot. John Matthews. Thomas Masterman Winterbottom, M.D. ; Evidence of absence or absence of evidence concerning Sande Society masks at the end of the eighteenth century ; Nineteenth century Christian missionary encounters. George Thompson. Joseph May. C.F. Schlenker. United Brethren in Christ missionaries. The "1869" Prince Momolu Massaquoi mask ; Comments of some nineteenth century travelers into the interior of Sierra Leone ; The first documentation of helmet mask use in Sande Society ceremonies in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Johann Buttikofer. Thomas Joshua Alldridge. Harry Hamilton Johnston. Alphonso Sylvester Lisk-Carew ; Other observations in the early decades of the twentieth century. Swiss travelers and collectors. Northcote Thomas. Frederick William Hugh Migeod. T.W. Butt-Thompson. Milton Augustus Margai. Kenneth L. Little. Guy Massie-Taylor -- Sande through the postmodern lens -- Sande in the new millennium -- The Sande Society : power, beauty, and female agency. Overview of the Sande Society ; Sande initiation initiation and circumcision ; Sande Society organization ; Sande masks ; The sculpting of masks ; Sande masquerade -- The Sowei headpiece : invariance and innovation. Hairstyles ; Neck rings ; Janus representations ; Birds and snakes ; Aquatic creatures ; Amulets and talismans ; Flaps ; Sculpted horns ; Prestige symbols ; Cooking pots ; Cowrie shells ; Aesthetics ; Gonde and Gongoli masks ; The naming of masks ; Sande medicine heads -- The Humoi, Gongoli, Gbetu, and Njagba masquerades, and the Poro Tasso figure. The Humoi Society masquerade ; The Gongoli masquerade ; The Gbetu masquerade ; The Njagba masquerade ; The Poro Tasso figure -- Catalogue of headpieces.
Subject Imperato family -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Sande Society -- Exhibitions.
Masks, African -- Private collections -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions.
Mende (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies -- Exhibitions.
Women -- Africa, West -- Rites and ceremonies -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Imperato, Pascal James.
QCC Art Gallery.
ISBN 9781936658107 (alk. paper)
1936658100 (alk. paper)

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