Mask - Wood - Ntomo - Bamabara - Mali

Description
Mask - Wood - Ntomo - Bamabara - Mali
Early 20th century - Good

Ntomo Mask, Bambara culture, Mali Height 45 cm.

Beautiful and intriguing Bambara mask from Mali. The face is strong with a strict expression, the glance is piercing. The mask seems to be alive, the sculptor knew how to breathe life into it. The headdress is damaged, but the wood is quite solid. A mask with much presence. Beautiful ancient patina. This is ancient and authentic quality work, it comes from the Pierre Robin collection, a great Parisian merchant, specialist in Mali, who is now retired. Around 1940.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Ntomo
Ethnic group/ culture
Bamabara
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
45×0×0 cm
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