'Their Spirits Were Trapped in Those Masks'

AT FIRST GLANCE, the storage area of Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology looks like any other such space: industrial, functional, dominated by tall metal shelves and boxes. In this impersonal setting, the bowls and feathers and the occasional figures of gods in repose on the shelves somehow don't stand out.

Jeppe Klit Nielsen

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