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Dominant Monkey Mask – Bamana – Mali

Lot reference 16936355
Dominant Monkey Mask – Bamana – Mali

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In good condition; first half of the 20th century. On stand.

Provenance: Ladislav Segy Gallery, New York. Bought there in 1960 by S. Westerdijk.

Various animal species are portrayed in the masks of the Korè Society: lions, monkeys and hyenas. Here we have a strongly carved simian mask in hardwood and of realistic appearance with a doomed forehead, ovoid eyes, a prominent nose and an open mouth with inset teeth. Such masks were worn during the rites of admission of the young boys into the all- encompassing Korè Society of which every male formed part, later to progress to higher stages of esoteric knowledge. Such masks were worn on the top of the head of the dancers and are known as Ngon or Sula.

Literature: J. P. Colleyn; Bamana, Ghent 2001, pp. 106 – 111.

Dimensions: 37 x 21 x 19 cm.
Tribe / Region: Bamana of S.W. Mali.
Material: Khaya senegalensis hardwood. Very dry and dense.
Weight: 1.8 kg.

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Sold with written declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized in the material cultures of people living south of the Sahara.
Sent by registered and insured mail.

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Feedback score: 100.0
Reviews given: 201
Member since: November 19, 2014
  • Nice item, fast shipping. Thank you!

    Rochettaz September 18, 2018

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    Magnifique cuillère ceremonielle avec patine d'utilisation importante.
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    lovviere July 9, 2018

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    22yves July 6, 2018

  • My order arrived rapidly, in a condition as described.
    Great service!
    Thank you.

    user-0bf68c0 June 19, 2018

  • an interesting sculpture - perfectly packed - good communication - thanks!

    herb-g June 18, 2018

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    tatiefraise007 June 7, 2018

  • Sent without invoice, thence a return trip, and more than two weeks of waiting.

    Rochettaz May 31, 2018

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    First time shipping to Switzerland. I didn't know that three copies of an invoice had to be pasted on the box, such as international shipping. This was the reason for returning to the sender. I am very sorry for this delay
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  • Received in good order as always!

    Chris-777 May 27, 2018

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    Bastien heeft alles uitstekend verzorgd, goede communicatie, snelle verzending, prima verpakt. En het object maakt de beschrijving die Bastien gaf volledig waar. Zeer tevreden, zeer aanbevolen.
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    jweerts May 26, 2018

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    tatiefraise007 May 22, 2018

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    museaal pronkstuk, degelijk verpakt, snel verzonden
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    cluys May 17, 2018

  • Nice item. Good service by seller.

    KaptanKrunch May 6, 2018

  • items received, thanks good job

    Masamba1957 April 23, 2018

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    Fast sending; top packaging; very good contact; with pleasure again.
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    pierrantic3 April 9, 2018

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    22yves April 6, 2018

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    tatiefraise007 March 29, 2018

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    jipemichel March 27, 2018

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    tatiefraise007 March 23, 2018

  • item received, arrived safely, carefully packed, good job, thanks

    Masamba1957 March 17, 2018

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    PARFAIT.TRES BEAU MASQUE.
    TRES BON CONTACT et expédition très rapide. MERCI . A+
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    jean-paul95 March 16, 2018

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    Well packaged and clear description enclosed
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    Aleceiza March 2, 2018

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    The statue has not be delivered yet
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    charlypp February 23, 2018

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    Dear Buyer,
    As usual I will contact you by e-mail from Catawiki. According to the shipping company the package has been delivered.
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    CAMPOS February 17, 2018

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