Mail Art. The playful, absurd graphic imagery on this envelope blends towers (Pisa drawn, Eiffel on stamps) and heads/masks. The central element, an arabesque frame on a box,uses a figure and details similar to those in Musa’s illustrated story books: Contes des calligraphes et des sultans (1994; 2nd edition 2002); Lʼhomme caché: Conte soufi du Soudan (1997; English version The Hidden Man).
[untitled, with three heads or masks]
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 381333/28
- Dates of Creation1998
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 item
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Digital version available online at SOAS Digital Collections
Scope and Content
Collection currently on display in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 23rd March 2019.
The donation was made to SOAS Library in June 2018 by Elsbeth Court, an academic who teaches African Art on the IFCELS course at SOAS, with the support and agreement of the artist Hassan Musa.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
white paper envelope 21cm x 28.5cm
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright in the artwork of Hassan Musa assigned to SOAS by the artist, 2018. Copyrights persist in other images and texts. The user is advised to investigate copyrights before making any re-use of this material.