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Bambara Kore Mask

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This is a ceremonial mask as used by the Bambara tribe of Mali. It is used in the male initiation rituals of the Kore society and represents a hyena as a spirit animal. This is a fairly nice example measuring about 2' by 8" and probably dates to the mid-20th century. I purchased it from the collection of an African friend, though it may be a tourist piece rather than an actual ritual item... still very decorative and evocative.


    1. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) ho2cultcha :-) blunderbuss2 :-)
    2. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Appreciate your visits & input aura :-)
    3. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Really cool mask!
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you Roy - looks great in the den :-)
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) SEAN68 :-) Brunswick :-) Master :-) PhilDMorris :-) jscott0363 :-) vetraio50 :-)
    6. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Appreciated kyratango!

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