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There are many Baga male statues in African art that represent a bearer of the D'mba (Nimba) mask.


Baga stool
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French tribal art collection.
Supported by a female figure representing Tiyambo, this large circular tray, in the African tradition of caryatid sculptures, can indeed serve as a seat or even a small pedestal table. It is embellished with a polychrome and matte patina. Desication cracks.
Mixed with the Nalu and the Landuman, the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps that are flooded six months a year. These Baga groups settled on the coast and living from rice growing are made up of seven sub-groups, including the Baga Kalum, Bulongic, Baga sitem, Baga Mandori, etc... They believe in a creator god called Nagu, Naku, that they do not represent. After the abandonment of the rites following Islamization, colonization, or conversions to Christianity, the Baga ...


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Baga statue
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In the baga religion, except Kanu who is the creator, an important second spiritual entity is called Somtup , the male spirit at the head of the initiation society of men. The women's association is under the direction of a-Bol , Somtup's wife. Probably embodying this spirit to which sacrifices were periodically offered, this kneeling figurative sculpture, collected in Guinea-Bissau, embodies the concept of local beauty, sculpted with many details such as sophisticated braided hairstyle, necklaces and bracelets, young woman's breast. Very well preserved polychromy. Cracks and abrasions.
Mêlés aux Nalu and Landuman , the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year. These Baga groups based on the coast and living from rice farming are made ...


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Baga Mask
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French tribal art collection.
The Baga Nimba mask, is characterized by a buzzed nose evoking a bird's beak, an incised hair divided by a crest. This national symbol can reach up to 50 kg in its largest versions. Real name Demba / D'mba (or Nimba in baga language), it represents the nurturing woman, but it also evokes the bird, especially the fertility of the calao thanks to its beak-shaped nose. Supposed to increase harvests, arouse pregnancies, it is exhibited at various ceremonies, celebrations and funerals, and its use continues at present during important festivities. The wearer of the mask is wrapped in raffia and conducts a dance clocked to the rhythm of drums. This miniature copy of the classic mask has adopted over the years a matte patina, clear, nuanced dark, the eroded ...


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Throne Baga
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This large carved seat where the seat rests on the back of an aquine figure forms a rare piece. It is embellished with large polychrome motifs. Patina glossed by use on the supporting areas, some cracks of desication.
Mêlés aux Nalu and Landuman , the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year. These Baga groups based on the coast and living from rice farming are made up of seven subgroups, including the Baga Kalum, Bulongic, Baga sitem, Baga Mandori, etc. They believe in a creative god called Nagu, Naku, which they do not represent, and which is accompanied by a male spirit whose name is Somtup. Apart from the famous Nimba mask, they have created a powerful mask, hybrid snake, gazelle, chameleon and crocodile, with the aim of ...


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Baga figure
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Coll. French African tribal art.
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 whose name is Somtup, represented by a large cage covered with raffia whose top is a bird's head. Another spirit adopts a serpent form, the bansonyi, leader of the initiates of the to-lom classes. Each family has, among a variety of consecrated objects, an altar in the form of a composite figure of bird and human, a-tshöl or elek. Other headdresses depict the bird, including the a-nok mask or the a-bemp or a-bamp, present during the initiation ritual. It now spawns at arcane ...


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Baga Mask
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French African tribal art collection.
African mask attached to the naja snake here with dilated pupils. Sober polychrome lozenge motifs borrowing natural tones adorn its surface. Matte and velvety patina of use. erosions.
Serpentiform African initiatory mask used mainly by the Bulongic (village of Kifinda), Baga subgroup of the Guinean coast, its size can go up to 2.50 m. These masks were divided into two groups with the names Mosolo kombo and Sangaran, each with specific functions. Their conception took shape in an esoteric context, at night within the forest. Privileges of initiated men, embodying a spiritual entity, the Baga Sangaran masks only attended circumcision, every 24 years according to ethnologist Denise Paulme. During certain dances the mask was placed on the head, ...


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Baga Mask
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The tshol also called elek consists of a half-human, half-zoomorphic figure. A very stylized bird's head, with an elongated skull, sometimes accompanied by a crocodile jaw, overcomes a long, very thin neck itself carried by a circular base ajouré.br the head is removable. Smooth satin patina, locally matted, residues of burgundy red pigments, fault on the socle.br - This is an object used by healers and whose vocation is to protect the lineage of the family that owns it. In order to reactivate the magic charge, the healer made sacrifices on the very altar where thol reigned. This type of piece was only presented on special occasions such as initiation rites, funerals and other important festivities. It was kept in a dark corner of every family ...


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Baga mask
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Spectacular African mask used for protective purposes, it was formerly used by the initiates of male secret societies during their initiation rites and funerals. It was also supposed to protect young circumcised men from evil influences. This mask dances to the sound of a three-slit drum, imitating all the attitudes of the animals represented. A mask with a long jaw, intended to communicate with the spirits of the forest, it was worn at an angle on the head. Matte polychromy locally flaked. Abrasions, cracks.
Mixed with the Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coast of Guinea-Bissau in swampy regions that are flooded six months of the 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 ...


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Baga Drum
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The Baga live along the Atlantic coast of the Republic of Guinea, in West Africa. They are one of the smallest ethnic groups in Guinea, and have lived relatively isolated from their neighbors due to the vast swamps that surround them. They did, however, leave a vast artistic legacy, which includes crests, figurative sculptures, masks, and objects of daily use such as musical instruments. This drum called timba , and matimbo in neighboring groups, was played during initiation ceremonies for members of the A-Tekan , on the occasion of the funerals of its members or even for the marriage of their daughters. It is by its size that this drum is distinguished from other drums used in the A-Tekan, which requires its user to remain standing to play the instrument. He also ...


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Baga statue
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Coll. Franse Afrikaanse tribale kunst.
Vermengd met de Nalu en de Landuman leven de Baga langs de kusten van Guinee-Bissau in moerassen die zes maanden per jaar worden overstroomd. Ze geloven in een scheppende god genaamd Nagu, Naku, die ze niet vertegenwoordigen, en die wordt vergezeld door een mannelijke geest wiens naam Somtup is, vertegenwoordigd door een grote kooi bedekt met met raffia waarvan de bovenkant een vogelkop is. Een andere geest neemt de vorm van een slang aan, de bansonyi, leider van de ingewijden van de to-lom klassen. Elke familie heeft, naast een verscheidenheid aan gewijde voorwerpen, een altaar in de vorm van een samengestelde figuur van een vogel en een mens, a-tshöl of elek. Andere hoofdtooien zijn voorzien van de vogel, waaronder het a-nok masker of het ...


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Baga mask
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Canadian African Tribal Art Collection.
Baga religious practices and African art.
The Baga use various crest masks in the image of young girls, the tiyambo evoking a young puberty and the yombifissa or "beautiful hair". These masks are often escorted by women singing songs in susu, on the occasion of harvests, weddings, visits of dignitaries.

Dark oiled patina, abrasions of use and cracks.
Native restorations.
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 Topup . Apart from the famous Nimba mask, they created a powerful ...


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Sceptre Baga
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Mixed with the Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year. These Baga groups based on the coast and living from rice farming are made up of seven subgroups, including the Baga Kalum, Bulongic, Baga sitem, Baga Mandori, etc. They believe in a creative god called Nagu, Naku, which they do not represent, and which is accompanied by a male spirit whose name is Somtup. In the baga religion, except Nagu or Kanu who is the creator, an important second spiritual entity is called Somtup , the male spirit at the head of the initiation society of men. The women's association is under the direction of a-Bol, Somtup's wife. In parallel with the extinction of male initiations since the 1950s, women's societies have organized danced ...


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Baga Mask
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French tribal art collection.
This African mask features a naja snake with dilated pupils. Polychrome diamond patterns adorn its surface. Old piece.
Abrasions of use, eroded base.

Serpentiform African initiatory mask used mainly by the Bulongic (village of Kifinda), Baga subgroup of the Guinean coast, its size can go up to 2.50 m. These masks were divided into two groups with the names Mosolo kombo and Sangaran, each with specific functions. Their conception took shape in an esoteric context, at night within the forest. Privileges of initiated men, embodying a spiritual entity, the Baga Sangaran masks only attended circumcision, every 24 years according to ethnologist Denise Paulme. During certain dances the mask was placed on the head, held in balance by a ...


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Baga mask
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This African mask features a stylized naja snake, around which a second snake is coiled in a figurative manner. Polychrome diamond patterns adorn its surface. Desication cracks. Abrasions.
Serpentiform African initiatory mask used mainly by the Bulongic (village of Kifinda), Baga subgroup of the Guinean coast, its size can go up to 2.50 m. These masks were divided into two groups with the names Mosolo kombo and Sangaran, each with specific functions. Their conception took shape in an esoteric context, at night within the forest. Privileges of initiated men, embodying a spiritual entity, the Baga Sangaran masks only attended circumcision, every 24 years according to ethnologist Denise Paulme. During certain dances the mask was placed on the head, held in balance by a bamboo ...


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Baga mask
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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 ...


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Baga a-bem crest mask
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Mixed with the Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coast of Guinea-Bissau in swampy areas that are flooded six months of the 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, figured by a large raffia-covered cage with a bird's head at the top. Another spirit adopts a snake form, the bansonyi , chief of the initiates of the to-lom classes. Each family has, among a variety of consecrated objects , an altar in the form of a composite bird and human figure, a-tshöl or elek ,rising from a circular base. Frequent sacrifices are believed to reactivate the protective power of the elek . Other headdresses feature the bird, including the a-nok mask or the a-bemp or a-bamp mask ...


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Baga Banda-kumbaduba mask
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Unusual volume for this version of the Banda mask used for protective purposes, formerly used by the initiates of male secret societies during their initiation rites and funerals. It was also supposed to protect young circumcised men from evil influences. This mask dances to the sound of a three-slit drum, imitating all the attitudes of the animals represented. An ancient mask with an impressive jaw, surmounted by horns and decorated with a saurian figure, it was intended to communicate with the spirits of the forest, and was worn at an angle on the head. Matte polychromy locally flaked. Erosions, cracks and marks of use.
Mixed with the Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in swampy areas that are flooded six months of the year. They believe in a ...


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Baga Bansonyi Snake Mask
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This African mask features a naja snake with dilated pupils. Losangic motifs of a now-extinct polychromy adorn its surface. Patina of matte and velvety use, locally abraded. Old room with granular residue.
As african serpentiform initiation group used mainly by Bulongic (Kifinda village), a subgroup Baga on Guinean coastline, its size can be as large as 2.50 m. These masks were divided into two groups bearing the names Mosolo kombo and Sangaran , each with specific functions. Their design took shape in an esoteric context, at night in the forest. Privileges of initiated men, embodying a spiritual entity, the Baga Sangaran masks attended only circumcision, every 24 years according to the ethnologist Denise Paulme. During some dances the mask was placed on the head, balanced by a ...


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Female figure Baga
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In the baga religion, except Kanu who is the creator, an important second spiritual entity is called Somtup , the male spirit at the head of the initiation society of men. The women's association is under the direction of a-Bol , Somtup's wife. Probably embodying this spirit to which sacrifices were periodically offered, this kneeling figurative sculpture, collected in Guinea-Bissau, embodies the concept of local beauty, sculpted with many details such as sophisticated braided hairstyle, necklaces and bracelets, young woman's breast. Very well preserved polychromy. Cracks and abrasions.
Mêlés aux Nalu and Landuman , the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year. These Baga groups based on the coast and living from rice farming are made ...


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Exceptional dimensions, 2.70 meters high, for this Baga statue: embodying a protective entity to which sacrifices were periodically dedicated, this maternity figure collected in Guinea-Bissau embodies the concept of Baga beauty, sculpted with numerous details such as sophisticated hairstyles, necklaces and bracelets, and generous breasts. This type of female figure was generally linked to women's associations that only included women who had had at least one child, which is no longer the case today.
Vivid polychrome patina. Abrasions, excellent condition except for erosions in the center of the base and at the top of the head. Mixed with the Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coast of Guinea-Bissau in swampy regions that are flooded six months a year. These Baga groups, ...


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Baga Sibondel mask
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Rare sculpture formed by a composite assembly of removable characters, embedded in a wrought case. The sides of the latter, flanked by a cheerful hare's head as a "figurehead", are artistically decorated with decorative motifs. Female figures, Muslims, characters perched on a motorcycle, and bird figures are cheerfully displayed on the platform surrounded by crenellated borders. The whole, a variant of the bird mask still appearing today, was generally made of cheese wood. Polychrome matt patina. Mixed with the Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coast of Guinea-Bissau in swampy areas that are flooded six months a year. These Baga groups, who live on the coast and live from rice cultivation, are made up of seven sub-groups, including the Baga Kalum, Bulongic, Baga Sitem, Baga ...


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