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Bamana Kore Mask


Bamana 'Kore' face mask from Mali.

Sold By: For African Art Gallery

Product Description

Item: #4018

Tribe: Bamana

Country: Mali

Material: Wood.

Size: 22″ (56 cm) Tall

Condition: Good

Notes: Stand not included.

This zoomorphic mask with its geometric configurations is a Kore society mask found among the Bamana of Mali. It is used by adult males during the initiation of young men from adolescence into adulthood. All Bamana males advance through various levels of initiation and secret knowledge and of the six Bamana initiation societies (Jow), the Kore mask represents the highest level and appears for only the most senior initiates to acknowledge their aspirations to achieve knowledge and wisdom. It combines human and hyena features.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 24 x 12 x 12 in