2nd half 20th century - Good condition with nice patine
The Marka are an ethnic group very close to the Bambara, whose art is characterised by masks. This hand mask is a nice example of their art.
For the Marka, “Do” is the spirit to which the mask gives shape and constitutes its expression.
“Do” comes from the bush, through the mask of leaves, and in some mythical cases, through fibre masks with a carved wooden head.
In the religious system of the Marka society, “Do” is the most involved spirit and its cult is the most elaborate one.
The Marka are organised in structured and hierarchical societies of masks.
This is an initiatory language, a means communication spoken by the initiates.
Height: 35 cm.
Weight: 265 grams
Sold without stand.
|Member since:||November 14, 2014|
El penacho de plumas de la máscara no vino suficientemente protegido y 6 de ellas llegaron quebradas; el producto no llegó pues "all in perfect condition", lo cual reduce significativamente su valor
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Plutôt négatif... L'objet est vraiment de petite qualité. Bois très léger et aucune patine. Juste un peu de cirage. Les photos ont beaucoup trop embelli l'objet. Bref, je suis déçu. Dommage.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Thank you for the feedback, the description of the lot was correct and complete. It was dated the end of the 20th century and the weight and dimensions were mentioned. I also did not talk about patina and the defect was described. Did you not read the description?
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