Global Prehistory images 1-11 Content: Form: Context: Function Terms: Themes: 1. Apollo 11 stones. Namibia. C.25,500-25,300 BCE Charcoal on stone 4 ½” x 5” Content: Form: Context: Function Terms: Themes: 2. Great Hall of the Bulls. Lascaux, France. Paleolithic Europe. 15,000-13,000 BCE. Rock Painting Form Context Content Function Themes Terms 3. Camelid sacrum in the shape of a canine. Tequixquiac, central Mexico. 14,000-7,000 BCE Bone Form Context Content Function Themes Terms 4. Running horned woman. Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria. 6,000-4,000 BCE Pigment on rock Form Content Context Function Terms Themes 5. Bushel with ibex motifs. Susa, Iran. Painted terra cotta Neolithic 4200-3500 BCE Form Functio n Content Context Terms Themes 6. Anthropomorphic stele. Arabian Peninsula. Fourth millennium BCE sandstone Form Content Context Function Terms Themes 7. Jade cong. Liangzhu, China. 3,300-2,200 BCE carved jade Form Content Function Context Terms Themes ) Form Content Function Context Terms Themes 9. The Ambun Stone, Ambun Valley, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea c.1500 BCE, Greywacke Form Content Function Themes Context Terms 10. Tlatilco female figure. Central Mexico, site of Tlatilco, 1200-900 BCE Ceramic Form Content Function Context Terms Themes 11. Terra cotta fragment. Lapita. Solomon Islands, Reef Islands. 1000 BCE terra cotta (incised) Ancient Mediterranean images 12-47 Form Individual portrait that is naturalistic and abstract, Function Mblo performan ce Themes Portraiture Private and Public Content Individual portrait expressing beauty, respect for Context Performance Terms Mblo 174. Portrait mask (Mblo). Baule peoples (Cote d’Ivoire). Early 20th century CE Wood and pigment. (2 images). Baule Portrait Mask of Moya Yanso (ca. 1890-1973) by Owie Kimou (d. 1948) Height: 14 1/4 in (36.2 cm) Form Three zones, Function Masquerade or performance called Bundu or Sowei, Life Transition, Moral Guidance Content Idealized beauty and moral goodness combined, danced by a young woman, knowledge of dance. Zone 1: neck rolls Zone 2: face (small mouth, high forehead, nearly closed eyes, scarification on cheeks (though not found on Mende people) Zone 3: complex coiffures, many elements can be added (horns, animals, Context Kept private until performed, Terms Themes Gender Beauty Ritual Water Bundu/Sowei Mende Raffia Sande 175. Bundu Mask. Sande Society, Mende peoples (West African forests of Sierra Leone and Liberia). 19th to 20th century CE Wood, cloth, and fiber. (2 images). Form Tall, abstracted male figure Content Male Power, Personal Large horns (often ram), right hand often holds sword, left hand often holds severed head, often seated, surfaces encrusted from , can be attended to daily with offernings Function Igbo Personal Shrine Figure Themes Religion/Sacr ed Moveable Shrine Male Power Context Personal Shrine, Igbo public shrines such as Terms Igbo Ikenga Shrine 176. Ikenga (shrine figure). Igbo peoples (Nigeria). c.19th to 20th century CE Wood. Form Wood, beads, metal Content Function Divination Board Royal History Context Themes History Terms Luba Lukasa Mdudye Society 177. Lukasa (memory board). Mdudye Society, Luba peoples (Democratic Republic of the Congo). c.19th and 20th century CE Wood, beads, and metal. (2 images). Content Form Geometric beading on long, vertical fabric, large round ears, highly stylized Context Performance Function Royal Power Terms Themes Royal Power Performance of Power Men Society Aka Bamileke 178. Aka elephant mask. Bamileke (Cameroon, western grassfields region). c.19th to 20th century CE wood, woven raffia, cloth, and beads. (2 images) Form Bilateral Symmetry, Stylized Geometric shapes, Function Content Context Guardian of ancestral bones in container Themes Death Ancestral Spirits Terms Byeri Fang Reliquary Figure 179. Reliquary figure (byeri). Fang peoples (southern Cameroon). c.19th to 20th century CE wood Form Content King seated on throne, senior wife behind, junior wife at his feet, trickster Esu playing the flute Function Architectural Sculpture Context Was one of four carved posts by Olowe of Ise for the royal palace at Ikere Themes Royal Power Royal Family Terms Esu/Eshu Olowe of Ise Opo Ogoga Palace at Ikere Yoruba 180. Veranda post of enthroned king and senior wife (Opo Ogoga). Olowe of Ise (Yoruba peoples). c.1910-1914 CE Wood and pigment.