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


Baga Sibondel mask
Tribal art > African mask > Baga mask

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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Baga Bansonyi Snake Mask
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Tribal art > African mask > Bansonyi Mask

This African mask features a naja snake with dilated pupils. Polychrome orange motifs adorn its surface. Desication cracks. Eroded base reinforced by a metal base. Old room.
As african serpentiform initiation group used mainly by Bulongic (Kifinda village), subgroup Baga on Guinean coastline, its size can be up to 2.50 m. These masks were divided into two groups bearing the names Mosolo kombo and Sangaran , each with precise 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 bamboo structure and by the arms of the ...


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Large Baga Bansonyi Mask
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Tribal art > African Statues > Baga Mask

Remarkably large, this baga mask depicts a naja snake with dilated pupils, erect and ready for attack. A snake-patterned embossed ridge further divides it along the entire length. Polychrome orange motifs adorn its surface. This piece is exceptional for the presence of 'mamelles' on the back of the swollen area. Desication cracks. Polychromy intact but locally abraded. Old room.
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 ...


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Baga Nimba Mask
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Baga religious practices and African art.
This shoulder mask, pierced with holes under the breasts to allow the wearer's vision, features an elaborate decoration consisting of rafters and incisions highlighted by inlays of tapestry nails.
Belle patina of use.
Mêlés in Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year. 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 communicating with the spirits of the forest. The face of the Baga Nimba mask is characterized by a buzzed nose evoking ...


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Baga Bansonyi Snake Mask
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Tribal art > African mask > Snake Baga

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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Baga figurative sceptre
Tribal art > Commander stick > Sceptre Baga

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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Female figure Baga
Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Baga

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 Nimba Little 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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Maternity figure Baga polychrome
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Tribal art > African Statues > Baga Maternity

French African art collection.
Incarating a protective entity to which sacrifices were periodically dedicated, this motherhood figure harvested in Guinea-Bissau embodies the concept of local beauty, sculpted with many details such as sophisticated hairstyle, necklaces and bracelets, young woman's breast. 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 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 ...

Large drum Baga caryatidic Timba
Tribal art > Djembe TamTam > Drum Baga

French African art collection.
Three male figures with Nimba's heads support this spectacular, conical baga drum, adorned with a well-preserved polychromy. The skin of the drum, stretched and held by ropes and large studs, has many traces of use. Called timba by the Baga, matimbo by the Pokur and The Nalu, this musical instrument was played by men with chopsticks during ceremonial rituals.
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 ...


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Baga Sculpted Seat
Tribal art > African Chair > Throne Baga

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 Bansonyi Mask
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This mask features a naja snake erected ayx dilated pupils. Polychrome orange patterns adorn each side in dark red, cream and dark grey brown. Desication cracks. Eroded base reinforced by a metal base. Very beautiful old room.
As african serpentiform initiation group used mainly by Bulongic (Kifinda village), subgroup Baga on Guinean coastline, its size can be up to 2.50 m. These masks were divided into two groups bearing the names Mosolo kombo and Sangaran , each with precise 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, ...


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Large Mask Banda Baga
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Spectacular tribal mask used for protective purposes, it was once used by the initiates of male secret societies during their initiation rites and funerals. It was also supposed to protect circumcised youth from evil influences. This mask dances by imitating all the attitudes of the animals represented. Powerful mask, hybrid snake, gazelle, chameleon and crocodile, intended to communicate with the spirits of the forest, it was worn obliquely on the head. Brick red polychromy, dark blue, black and white. Locally flaked matte patina. Abrasions, cracks.
Mêlés in Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year. They believe in a creative god called Nagu , Naku , which they do not represent, and which is accompanied by a ...


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Nimba-headed Baga statue
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Baga

French tribal art collection.
This statue embodying a village spirit was used by the ancient baga to demand favor and protection of ancestors. A square in the centre of the village housed these statues, which were the subject of offerings. Some of them were used for divination. The head follows the structure of the Baga Nimba mask, whose busqué nose refers to the calao's beak, and 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 also the fertility of the calao thanks to its beak-shaped nose. Supposed to increase harvests, arouse pregnancies, the mask is displayed at various ceremonies, celebrations and funerals.
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Baga Nimba Mask
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Baga religious practices and African art.
This mask of "leules", fitted with openings under the breasts to allow the wearer's vision, presents an elaborate decoration composed of rafters and incisions highlighted by inlays of tapestry nails.
Belle patina of use.
Mêlés in Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year. 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 communicating with the spirits of the forest. The face of the Baga Nimba mask is characterized by a buzzed nose ...


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Head of altar Baga A-tshol Elek
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Ex-collection German African art.
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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450.00





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