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Eyes of the Ancestors: The Arts of Island Southeast Asia at the Dallas Museum of Art

Eyes of the Ancestors: The Arts of Island Southeast Asia at the Dallas Museum of Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Schefold, Reimar
By Alpert, Steven G.
By Ellis, George
By Jonge, Nico de

Lavish photography and groundbreaking new texts unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Malaysia, and East Timor through examples of textiles, sculpture, and metalwork from this prestigious collection. Eyes of the Ancestors takes an in-depth look at the Dallas Museu...m of Art's world-renowned collection of artworks from Island Southeast Asia. Beautiful photography and essays by distinguished international scholars unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Sarawak, and East Timor. Leading anthropologist Reimar Schefold introduces these texts, which investigate various indigenous art forms from a fresh art-historical perspective. They describe the contexts, purposes, and aesthetic influences of a range of objects, from intricately woven sacred and ceremonial textiles to carved ancestor figures. Also featured are gold and metalwork designs as well as weaponry and jewelry, most dating back more than a hundred years. A 19th-century mouth mask in the collection, from the Leti Islands, is one of only our known to be in existence. Carved in the shape of a bird's head, this wooden mask was used in ritual dances. Other spectacular examples from the collection likewise reflect the beliefs and practices of these island peoples.
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ISBN 9780804848589
Released NZ 1 Jan 2017
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780804848589
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Released 1 Jan 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Schefold, Reimar
By Alpert, Steven G.
By Ellis, George
By Jonge, Nico de
Category Art Of Indigenous Peoples
Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 709.5950747642812
Weight 1,837g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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