10/02/2017

JESTAK Simulacrum of Deity, carved with two horse and ram heads

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JESTAK

Simulacrum of Deity, carved with

two horse and ram heads

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Kalasha.

Chitral, Pakistan. Coll. P. Graziosi, 1955-60

Florence, Museo Etnologia & Antropologia

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Jestak, simulacro di divinita', intagliato in legno con due teste di cavallo e di ariete.

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Dhyangro Handle no 4. Detail.

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29/01/2017

Buccina conchiglia rituale tibetana Tibetan ritual conch shell

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INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

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At the centre Buccina rituale tibetana

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Tibetan ritual conch shell

Buccina conchiglia rituale Tibetana

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La mattina, all'alba, il suono della grande conchiglia sacra chiama i novizi del templio alla preghiera e al servizio religioso.

no. 31353

Museo Nazionale Etnologia e Antropologia di Firenze

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Dhyangro Handle no 12

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Some examples of

NEPALESE

fountains and anthropomorphic fountains 

 

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Barakot, Tila valley, Jumla district, Nepal (Photo Furer Haimendorf) (March 1966)

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20 X 13 cm

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Photo courtesy of Suraj & Shiva Bhandari KTM

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Detail of a wooden spring figure, into the square hole It was put the terminal part of the fountain, almost always in wood, metal rarely, with zoomorphic forms.

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Photo courtesy of Suraj & Shiva Bhandari KTM

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Dhyangro Handle no 23. Detail.

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14/01/2017

Alti Sentieri d'Asia vita, cultura e miti dei Popoli dell'Hindu Kush

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2008 - 2017

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Nuovi Allestimenti al Museo di Antropologia

di Firenze

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Paolo Graziosi, Gabriele Romiti, Piero Morandi Collections

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Kundurik, funerary statue of ancestor on his throne, Kalash. Chitral, Pakistan.  Graziosi Collection 1955-60

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Simulacrum of deity, carved with two horse and ram heads. Kalash. Chitral, Pakistan.  Graziosi Collection 1955-60

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Equestrian statue, memorial of an illustrious defunct. Kalash. Chitral, Pakistan.  Graziosi Collection 1955-60

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Kundurik, funerary statue of ancestor on his throne, Kalash. Chitral, Pakistan.  Graziosi Collection 1955-60

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Graziosi, Romiti, Morandi collections.

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Wooden column, carved with anthropomorphic figures. Nuristan. Romiti Collection, 1970.

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Bronze and iron dagger hilts. Kati, Bumburet, Chitral, Pakistan. Coll. Piero Morandi 1969

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Funerary statue, wood of Cedrus deodara.  Kalash. Chitral, Pakistan.  Graziosi Collection 1955-60

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Sculptures representing two opposing rams heads, architectural elements of the Jestak-han, the temple of the goddess Jestak. Kalash. Chitral, Pakistan.  Graziosi Collection 1955-60

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Funerary statue, wood of Cedrus deodara.  Kalash. Chitral, Pakistan.  Graziosi Collection 1955-60

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Funerary statue, wood of Cedrus deodara.  Kalash. Chitral, Pakistan.  Graziosi Collection 1955-60

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Cheu, traditional Kalash female dress in sheep's wool; Kupass typical female hat with cowries; Gringa: spiral shaped, silver female necklace; on hands: Shushtr: female front wool band with cowries and metal pendants; Kalun: red dyed, goat leather shoes. Kalash, Kati. Bumburet, Chitral, Pakistan. Coll. Paolo Graziosi, Piero Morandi 1969.

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Chelik: wool children clothes with stripes; Kashong: brown wool, male headdress; Saweu: wicker tray. Kalash, Kati. Bumburet, Chitral, Pakistan. Coll. Paolo Graziosi 1955.

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Carved wooden house door with two stylized ram's heads, symbol of social rank. Waigal. Nuristan, Afghanistan. Coll. G. Romiti 1974

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Dhyangro Handle no 9. Detail.

26/11/2016

Himalayan Nepalese Gurung tribal male mask

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2008 2016

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LARGE ANCIENT

GURUNG MASK

H: 30cm (11.8in)
W: 23cm (9.1in)
D: 20cm (7.9in)

(Mask no. 251)

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Enzo Mordacci

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the Tribal Arts of the Himalayas

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2015's Web Exhibition

curated by 

Ethnoflorence & Andrea Mordacci

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The Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of Florence

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has

re-opens to the public the room dedicated to the peoples of the Hindu Kush.

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At the center of the exhibition is the equestrian statue called "gandau", celebrating the illustrious ancestors, an expression of the culture of the Kalasha valleys of Chitral, Pakistan.

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09/11/2016

Large, ancient Bon po (?) mask with a wrathful expression.

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2008-2016

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Large, ancient (16'/40 cm) male mask with a wrathful expression, crown, knot on the head.

Humla area. 

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The nepalese custom red wax seal( in the back of the mask) is dated 2026 (1969) .

One of the first (non classic ) masks that came out from Nepal.

(Mask no 243)

 

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AN INTERDISCIPLINARY POINT OF VIEW AFRICAN TRIBAL ARTS AND MORE

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An old India sarinda published in African Negro Sculpture

photographed by

Charles Sheeeler

with a preface of

Marius de Zayas.

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The objects illustrated were selected from an exhibition held at the Modern Gallery, New York, Jan. 26-Feb. 9, 1918; "Of this book 22 copies were printed." Thanks to Galerie Ozart (France)

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24/03/2016

EXPOSITION DU NO A MATA HARI 2000 ANS DE THEATRE EN ASIE

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27/07/2013

Passaggio in India Museo Indiano Angelo Gubernatis Florence

PASSAGGIO IN INDIA

SUONI COLORI ATMOSFERE D'ORIENTE

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The Indian Museum was founded by Angelo  De Gubernatis, professor of Sanskrit at the Institute of Higher Studies of Florence, on his return from the trip to India in 1886.

Photo courtesy of

Andrea Mordacci and Museo Indiano of Florence

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" A me giovinetto l’India era apparsa come un remoto, misterioso paese di meraviglie, di giganti e di fate. Tutte le magìe mi tentavano ad essa, ed ammirai presto i nostri intrepidi viaggiatori, i quali, prima che l’Africa fosse girata dalle navi portoghesi, per la via disastrosa e lunga di terra, l’avevano visitata e percorsa, recandone fra noi mirabili novelle. Le fiabe popolari e le favole del La Fontaine, che aveva già letto Bidpai, me ne recarono, col Milione di Marco Polo, il primo profumo. Più tardi, provai una specie di nuovo fascino, come per un arcano sentimento di famiglia, che mi richiamò all’India. Oltre la casa ritornai, con oltre seicento pregevoli manoscritti, e con un Museo indiano. "

Angelo De Gubernatis

 

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On his return from India, De Gubernatis published a splendid account of the journey in three volumes entitled Wanderings Indian.

The Institute of Higher Studies offered him two rooms where to place his museum, which was inaugurated  solemny the November 14, 1886, in the presence of King Umberto and Queen Margherita.

 

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The wind of Orientalism in Florence was destined, however, to lose strength, and when in 1890 the De Gubernatis was called to Rome to teach Sanskrit, the museum was orphaned of its founder.

The fate of the Indian Museum from that moment became interwoven with that of the National Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of Paolo Mantegazza, established in 1869 in Florence too.

Mantegazza had undertaken in 1881-82, also a trip to India, although to carry out investigations of different nature compared to De Gubernatis.

As a doctor and anthropologist, Mantegazza wanted to study peoples "endangered" and then visited the Toda Nilghiri Mountains in southern India and Lepcha in Sikkim.

He also picked up a small collection of ethnographic Hindus material .

In 1892 he decided to transfer all his Indian objects in the catalog of the Indian Museum, and annexed the latter to the Museum of Anthropology, where he was director.

President of the Indian Museum remained ,with a purely honorary title, the De Gubernatis,  settled in Rome.

Even today, the Indian side is

"a museum within a museum",

with a catalog different from that of the Ethnographic and Anthropology  Museum (today a section of the Natural History of Florence).

 

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27/02/2013

SVEN HEDIN CENTRAL ASIA AND TIBET

BOOK OF THE WEEK

CENTRAL ASIA AND TIBET

Towards the Holy City of Lassa

by

SVEN HEDIN

 

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with 420 illustrations fron Drawings and Photographs,

Eight Full-page coloured Illustrations from Paintings, and five Maps, mostly by the Author

VOL II

HURST AND BLACKETT

London

1903

 

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THARU

February 1966

From Furer Haimendorf Archive

Copyright

SOAS, Nicholas Haimendorf

 

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Manpur, Dang district, Nepal

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Picture of the week

from

TIBET, THE MYSTERIOUS

by

Sir Thomas Holdich

with Maps, Diagrams. and other illustrations

and Map by W & A.K. Johnston

London

ALSTON RIVERS

1906

 

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THE TIBETAN COLLECTION

 

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LES MAÎTRES DU DÉSORDRE
DU MERCREDI 11 AVRIL AU DIMANCHE 29 JUILLET 2012

 

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10/01/2013

FOSCO MARAINI SAPPORO: I GIORNI DELL'UNDICESIMO VIALE GLI AINU DI HOKKAIDO NELLE FOTOGRAFIE DI FOSCO MARAINI

FOSCO MARAINI

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Fosco Maraini

(15 November 1912 in Florence – 8 June 2004  Florence)

was an Italian photographer, anthropologist, ethnologist, writer, mountaineer and academic.

 Fosco Maraini is well known especially for his field work in Tibet and Japan.

The visual record Maraini captured in images of Tibet and on the Ainu people of Hokkaidō has gained significance as historical documentation of two disappearing cultures.

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  In 1930, when he was only 18, he successfully showed his experimental black-and-white photographs in Rome at the exhibition

" Mostra Nazionale di Fotografia Futurista".

In 1939, with a grant from the Japanese government, travelled to Sapporo in Hokkaido to study the tribal traditions and arts of the Ainu people, then on the verge of extinction.

He was also attracted to the art of ukiyoe or wood-block prints, especially those made by Hokusai (1760-1849), a master of evocative perspectives whose art influenced Maraini's own work with a camera. 

Maraini also photographed extensively in the Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountain ranges of Central Asia, in Southeast Asia.

 

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His field work was recognized with a 2002 award from the Photographic Society of Japan,  especially for his impressions of Hokkaido's Ainu.

The society also acknowledged his efforts to strengthen ties between Japan and Italy over 60 years.

Maraini  is also  known  for his published observations and accounts of his travels with  Giuseppe Tucci during two expeditions to Tibet, 1937 and  1948.

 

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FOSCO MARAINI BOOKS

 

Secret Tibet (1952)

Ore Giapponesi (1959)

G4-Karakorum (1959)

Meeting with Japan (1960)

Paropàmiso (1960)

L'Isola delle Pescatrici (1960)

Tokyo (1976)

The Island of the Fisherwomen (1962)

Jerusalem: Rock of Ages (1969), Photography by Alfred Bernheim and Ricarda Schwerin; Translated by Judith Landry; New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc.

Gnosi delle Fànfole (1994)

Nuvolario (1995)

Case, amori, universi (2000)

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