Masques, masterpieces from the quai Branly museum

Masterpieces from the quai Branly Museum

Masterpieces was first published in 2006, for the opening of the musée du quai Branly and more than 50 000 copies have been sold. This publication is the long-awaited second edition, which is dedicated to the Museum’s finest masks.

This selection of 100 masks includes both the key pieces in the collection and unknown artworks that have been brought out of storage for the occasion. This world tour provides an original insight into the universal nature of the Museum’s collections.

Each mask is accompanied by a precise and accessible text which provides an indispensable key to understanding the circumstances in which they were made and their function.


144 pages 22 cm x 31 cm format

ca. 120 color illustrations

French edition : ISBN 978-2-357440-20-3

Price : 9.50 €

English edition : ISBN 978-2-915133-82-0

Price : 8 €

Published by the musée du quai Branly

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