Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Masks and Idols
The Museum of Ethnology in Hamburg has a great collection of masks, mainly form the South Seas. From quite adorable to very crepy, they are impressive and powerful. If you find yourself in need for some inspiration for some idol for Call of Cthulhu or a mask worn by a high priest of a cult in your game, maybe these will help.
If you want to use these online, I ask that you link back here and maybe to the homepage of the museum and that you don't use the photos commercially. Otherwise, feel free to get creative.
The above is a mask from the Ivory Coast, its name is korobla, which means "Release the bone". When people were thought to be under the influence of an evil spell, that mask was used to release them.
more masks here