Tribal art > African mask > Markha Mask
Wearing a diamond of bent horns, this warrior mask is plated with large sheets of copper hammered and engraved with push, specific to the marka sculptures, which gives it an inflexible appearance. Strips frame the face, and one runs from the forehead to the tip of the nose. Brass plates hammered and engraved with push, specific to the marka sculptures, give an inflexible appearance to this warrior mask. These masks were used in the association of the N'tomo grouping uncircumcised youth, the frequent presence of horns symbolizing the degree of the nature of knowledge according to Serge Diakonoff.
Hightop on a base: 52 cm.
Marka, Maraka in Bamana, or Warka, are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, based in southern Niger. They now speak bamana and have adopted much of the ...