crest - Wood - Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (Paris, France) - Tiwara - Mali

Description
crest - Wood - Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (Paris, France) - Tiwara - Mali
1st half 20th century - Good

Mask typical of this ethnic group. In fact, Bambara sculptors (forgers) are very renowned for their zoomorphic crest masks of antelopes or gazelles.

These sorts of masks are worn by members of a secret society which has the same name. Ti Wara or Tji Wara, or even Ci-Wara.

Lot details
Object
crest
Indigenous object name
Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (Paris, France)
Ethnic group/ culture
Tiwara
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
72×27×27 cm
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