Dogon Tribal Masks
This ‘elephant-mask’ with its long hood nose and large ears, is decorated with multicoloured beads, is characteristic of a Bamileke secret society in West Cameroon, to whom it is unique.
"Chaos Theory" Hoke…starting bid $16…
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Ambito europeo, Nuovo vulcano uscito dal mare, Gouache, 1831.
Giovanni Serodine, The Smoker (Detail), 1625
Hercules Seghers, Steigerend paard, c.1630.
Mellon MS 50: Alchemical notebook. Johann Grasshoff, ca. 1620. f. 26r, 26v : Alembics titled Philosopher’s Sulphur. House of Darkness. Beinecke Library, Yale.
An alembic (in chemistry, one version of a flask known as a retort) is the alchemy-age descendent of the modern distillation “still.” The earliest evidence of alembics appears in the works of ancient Persian alchemists such as Jabir al-Tusi (Geber), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, and Jābir ibn Hayyān.
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