The Raven dances around the fire. A wild one, no longer a human being, he dances to impress the Kwakiutl. He is Baxbaxwalanuksiwe, the man eater, giver of both the dance and the mask.
Sculpted Ife heads, they say, had a ritual purpose. Buried under giant trees, at crossroads, or below important shrines, they were resurrected when needed, to convey their accumulated power.
Necklace, earrings, and brooch feature large rectangular and teardrop emeralds set in diamond arrays. Prince Albert designed and commissioned the emerald and diamond parure for her since emerald was her birth stone and symbolizes royal wealth and power, knowing an emerald could expose a lover’s lies, and Albert was unafraid in that regard.