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Baga mask (N° 21859)

Spectacular African mask used for protective purposes, it was once used by initiates of male secret societies during their initiation rites and their funerals. He was also supposed to protect circumcised young people from evil influences. This mask dances by imitating all the attitudes of the animals represented. Powerful mask, hybrid of snake, gazelle, chameleon and crocodile, intended to communicate with the spirits of the forest, it was worn obliquely on the head. Locally abraded matte polychromy. Abrasions, cracks, slight lacks.
Mixed with the Nalu and the Landuman, the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year . They believe in a creator god called Nagu , Naku , whom they do not represent, and who is accompanied by a male spirit one of whose names is Somtup , represented by a large cage covered with raffia whose top is a bird's head. The fundamental ritual among the Baga and their neighbors consists of initiation, which takes place every twenty-four years. The initiation society is named after the summoned spirit, or to-lom (sacred). After the abandonment of the rites following Islamization and then colonization, the Baga today seek to revive their traditions by means of festive ceremonies using masks.  

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OriginEx-collection Mercier
Height cm155
Width30 cm
Weight15.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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