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NEW YORK — The Olmec people are believed to be the earliest civilization in Central America, and they lived from about 1200 to 400 BCE in what is now Mexico. They were masters of stonework, and their mask sculptures rank among their most compelling artworks. Although some Olmec masks were worn over the face, most […]
NEW YORK – The many faces of tribal Africa are mirrored in a Jasper52 auction to be held Sunday, Oct. 2. The African art auction is composed of more than 40 tribal masks and complemented by related items.
PARIS (AFP) – Some 250 sacred Native American, Eskimo andpre-Colombian artifacts went under the hammer in France on Monday despite strong opposition from the Navajo and Hopi tribes who traveled to Paris to try to halt the sale. It was the fourth time in two years that sacred masks from the Hopi tribe have been […]
JERUSALEM (AP) – The oldest known masks in the world went on display in Jerusalem on Tuesday in the largest-ever exhibit of the ghoulish faces, believed to have been created in the Holy Land thousands of years before the time of the Bible. The 11 stone masks, said to have been discovered in the Judean […]