Cena Musa [Musa's Last Supper 1]

Scope and Content

Mail Art. This collaged image satirizes the Last Supper, French: Cena, with an absurd group of stamps gathering for fast food. The biblical Last Supper (of Christ) is a frequent motif across Musa’s practice in his painting and performances, e.g. his first presentation at SOAS (1992) was a performance based on the Cena theme; a painting titled Cena Musa, p.121, Deliss, ed. Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, 1995.

Access Information

Collection currently on display in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 23rd March 2019.

Restrictions Apply

Acquisition Information

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

brown paper envelope 16cm x 23cm

Archivist's Note


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.