About this artwork
To this day in Tairona communities, masked individuals dance, personifying the deified forces and phenomena of nature. This act associates the annual round of social and economic activities with the natural world’s cycle of death, fertility, and renewal.
- Masked Figurine Holding a Drum, Possibly a Ocarina (Whistle)
- Ceramic and pigment
- H. 12.7 cm (5 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Everett McNear in memory of Everett McNear