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.
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