Landai maszk - Fa - TOMA - Guinea

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Landai maszk - Fa - TOMA - Guinea
2nd half 20th century - Jó

These brooding, quite large masks represent a forest spirit, Landai. They were used by the men's Poro Society to initiate boys into manhood. The masks, in what was often a frightening ritual for the boys, would symbolically swallow the boy, who would then re-emerge as a man. The masks were worn with a large raffia costume. Most have a flat face, the traditional beaked nose and horns on top.

The mask has a patina due tribal use.

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A tétel részletei
Landai maszk
Etnikai csoport / kultúra
TOMA
Region/ country
Guinea
Fa
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Sold with stand
Nem
42×20×11 cm
591 g
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