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Hyena Bamana face mask (N° 20103)

Beautiful "V" geometry for this African animal mask associated with the secrets of the bush, endowed with a rectilinear machoîre. Between the horns, a prominence evokes the tuft of hair removed after the death of the animal. Deep dark patina, glossy, abraded on the reliefs. Established in central and southern Mali, in a savannah area, the Bambara, "Bamana" or "unbelievers", as the Muslims have named them, belong to the large Mande group, along with the Soninke and the Malinke. Mostly farmers, but also breeders, they make up the largest ethnic group in Mali. Groups of Bambara artisans nyamakala , more specifically the blacksmiths named numu , are in charge of sculpting ritual objects, endowed with nyama , occult energy. Using fire and magical objects, the role of healer and diviner is also attributed to them Six male associations, the Dyow , using Bambara masks, structure the Bambara community: young people first enter the n'tomo circumcision society, then comes that of the komo ,the nama , the kono , the koré and finally the Tyi Wara agrarian society  

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OriginCollection P. Malisse
EthnyBamana
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height44
Width18
Weight0.80 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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