Fragment Fragment nameMasks used contact to the ghosts LanguageUK Audience levelGeneric Size levelShort AuthorMuseon Contributor Date20010830 Modified byRob Schouten Modification descriptionTranslation CopyrightMuseon CostX ContentMany African masks(1) represent ghosts. The ghost may have been created by gods, or are the ghosts of ancestors. During religious ceremonies(2) the ghost can come down and take temporary domicile in the masks. In this stage they can be asked for e.g. rain, fertility etc. Links1: MUS_OBJECT_353333; 2: MUS_PHOTO_444444 Primairy keywordsAfrica, Masks, Ancestors, Ghosts, Religion, Rain, Fertility Secondary keywordsRituals NumberMUS000002 non-displayed remarks area
Fragment Fragment nameAncestor mask LanguageUK Audience levelGeneric Size levelShort AuthorGerolf Heida Contributor Date20010831 Modified byRob Schouten Modification descriptionShortened, Translated CopyrightMuseon CostX ContentDuring the death rituals relatives of the deceased wore this mask (1). Also aided by wooden hands he played the role of the deceased. In this way contact was established with the ghost of the ancestor. Links1: MUS_OBJECT_35381 Primairy keywordsBatak, Sumatra, Mask, Function, Ghost, Ancestor, Ancestormask, Death ritual Secondary keywordsWood NumberMUS000007 non-displayed remarks areaBatak; Sumatra – Siamang
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