Bamana N'Tomo mask (Front view)

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Item : Bamana N'Tomo mask, Picture : Front view (approx. 16 Kbytes)

This very old mask, probably dated 19th century, was used during n'tomo society initiation rites. The shape of the face is oval, with « tube » eyes and the nose bridge joining the mouth.
This type of n'tomo mask is extremely rare from a stylistic and iconographic point of view.

Object #2179

Origin :

Mali (Koutiala area)

Type :

Masks and headdresses

Ethnic group :

Bamana (Bambara)

Material :

Wood, very deep patina

Size :

H = 22.8 inches

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