Mask (1) - Wood - Suruku - Bambara - Mali

Description
Mask (1) - Wood - Suruku - Bambara - Mali
1st half 20th century - Good

Large-scale Suruku mask from Mali. Hardwood with a brown patina.
Anthropological-zoomorphic mask, 60 cm high. ‘Indigenous’ repair on one side (see picture).
This mask could be the representation of the hyena, miracle-maker animal feared and respected at the same time. These masks represent the life force.
In good overall condition.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Suruku
Ethnic group/ culture
Bambara
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
60×23×17 cm
Weight
1.4 kg
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