Kore Mask - Wood - Bamana - Mali

Description
Kore Mask - Wood - Bamana - Mali
mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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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Lot details
Object
Kore Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Bamana
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
30×20×21 cm
Weight
1100 g
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