On a recent rainy weekend I took my daughter to MOA, the UBC Museum of Anthropology. I think it’s maybe Vancouver’s single best tourist attraction, and we have plenty of those. The shelves are crowded with objects made by the hands of Homo Sapiens and many of those objects are heads. Here are ten of them.

This is in the European Ceramics gallery; not usually my favorite bit of MOA. East-European, 17th-century I think.

Porcelein person, UBC MOA

From the really wonderful Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art exhebition, only running till November 2nd.

USB-studded head, UBC MOA
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Wooden head, UBC MOA
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Yellow head, UBC MOA
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Golden Buddha with blue hair, UBC MOA
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White shiny head, UBC MOA
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White shiny head with tuft, UBC MOA

This is part of the monumental The Raven and the First Men by Bill Reid.

Haida head and butt by Bill Reid, UBC MOA

This looks Greek but is Mexican.

Red Mexican head, UBC MOA
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Wooden bird head, UBC MOA

You know, if you’re in Vancouver and haven’t been to MOA in a while and the weather’s lousy, it’s a really good way to spend an afternoon.

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