This very beautiful mask depicts a buffalo. The monumental treatment
of the horns, as well as the harmonious geometric style of the ears
on the basis of the muffle, give to this object a quite perfect
symmetry. The kore secret society used this mask in the event
of bad harvest or during dryness periods. The geometric treatment of
this mask, extrapolating the forms to perfection, is a means of
sublimating the concept of the animal representation.
Because of its great antiquity, its rarity and its style, this mask
is certainly one of the most remarkable sculptures of the Bamana
18th / 19th century.
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