Powerful wooden Kore mask of the Bamana tribe from equatorial Africa. Good condition with a fine face expression.
Initiation mask named Kore Dugaw The Korè initiation is meant to build the male identity Every 7 years, an age class is “tuée au Korè” Following this pseudo sacrifice, the young reclusive men in the Bush men prove their courage, during the test
The Korè has six societies of initiation The last, allowing access to the highest rank carries the name of Korè
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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- Kore Mask
- Ethnic group/ culture
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- Mid 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 30×20×21 cm
- 1100 g