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"Fetish objects" used as props in portaits by Photos by BIRON

Title
["Fetish objects" used as props in portaits by Photos by BIRON]
Format
Realia
Description
3 objects
Notes
Inventory has additional information about these items provided by Photos by BIRON. These objects are housed as Series IV in the Photos by BIRON collection.
Contents note
  • Bambara 5-horn two-spirit Mali tribal mask, wood, 8.5" x 22" x 4"
  • African trade bead necklace with ancient Chinese foo-dog pendant, glass beads, 8" x 13" x 1"
  • African Kente Kufi hat, fabric, 7" x 7" x 2.25".
Summary
Three objects worn or used as props by models in photographs by Photos by BIRON. Photos by BIRON describes the items as "fetish objects." He states, "Fetishism is the power of an object to transmit sexual energy through suggestion. The energy generated by a fetish is at once imaginative, creative and sexual."

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
2021.7.186-189
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute - Art