NAKU, M: ATEA: Nature and Divinity in Polynesia (Winter 2019 Bulletin)

Nuku, Maia. ATEA: Nature and Divinity in Polynesia (Winter 2019 Bulletin). Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30936) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated. 48p. Accompanied exhibition. The exhibition looked at on an array of artistic creations that illuminate how Polynesians traditionally understood their relationship with the divine as active, dynamic, and manifested in the plants, feathers, and fibers of the islands they inhabited. Featuring some thirty exceptional works from the late 18th to the 19th century

Atea is a Polynesian cosmological term that refers to the moment when it was believed that light first sparked forth after many eons of thick, engulfing darkness, resulting in the birth of the first generation of gods. .

RITZENTHALER, RE: Masks of the North American Indians (Lore Leaves)

Book cover. Masks of the North American Indians (Lore Leaves) Ritzenthaler, Robert E. Masks of the North American Indians (Lore Leaves). A Milwaukee Public Museum Publication, 1970. Unmarked text. Soiling on cover. Price sticker shadow on back cover. Good. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). (#30663)

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Indian or Native American masks were made for ceremonies, decoration, war rituals, shaman rituals, rituals initiating young man into the tribe, in healing rituals, in entertainment, given as gifts and spiritual rituals.

Bibliography. Illustrations. 13p. Reprinted from Lore, Volume 1, No. 4. No. 2 in a series of Lore Leaves.

DREWAL, HJ: Traditional Art of the Nigerian Peoples: The Milton D. Ratner Family Collection

Drewal, Henry John. Traditional Art of the Nigerian Peoples: The Milton D. Ratner Family Collection. Museum of African Art, 1977. Unmarked. Significant rubbing on cover. Acceptable. Paperback. (#30653)

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Exhibition catalog and notes by Henry John Drewal. Black and white illustrations throughout. Bibliography. 57p.