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Mask - BAMANA Hyena - MALI

Lot reference 8319895
Mask - BAMANA Hyena - MALI

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Early to mid XXth century - reasonable condition -libations- Dr. Peter Westerdijk's collection

Height: H: 39 cm ( = 15,35 inch) . Sold without a stand .
wood-offer remains-wood slightly damaged by termites a long time ago ( see images - no living insects guaranteed )

PROVENANCE: Got it from Dr. Peter Westerdijk's collection, who wrote several books about African weapons.
A KORE MASK, amongst the Bamana one of the six initiation societies. The Kore society comprises eight classes or grades. The hyena also named Suruku is the emblem of one of these classes and represents greed and insatiableness. This masks brings wisdom and inspiration for Cubist artists like Picasso which cannot be overstated. William Rubin (1984: 290 ) found the profile head in the "Demoiselles d'Avignons" was inspired by a Bamana mask visible then in France in the Musée du Trocadero.

Probable age early to mid XXth. See pictures.

Our exclusive Art may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.

Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden who guarantees this product's authenticity.
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    Sogar schöner als auf den Fotos und hervorragend verpackt.
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    andreasrit January 18, 2018

  • Excellent seller as always. Highly recommended.

    alexander2404 January 7, 2018

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    Très beau et ancien masque Lapukpuk
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    lovviere January 5, 2018

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