Initiation mask (1) - wood and metal - masque - Bambaras - Mali

Description
Initiation mask (1) - wood and metal - masque - Bambaras - Mali
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

The initiation to the Koré is meant to build masculine identity.
The word Koré is a forbidden term which must not be pronounced.

Initiates of the Koré are dispatched in different classes, each one with their own symbols and masks.
At the end of the retreat in the bush, the initiates come back to the village, some of them wear the masks which match with the animals they are incarnating.
Very beautiful and large mask.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Initiation mask
Indigenous object name
masque
Ethnic group/ culture
Bambaras
Region/ country
Mali
Material
wood and metal
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
19×55×55 cm
Weight
2470 g
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