Tribal Group: Bambara

African Mask, wood, oval face, arching eyebrows, elongated nose, painted roundels on cheeks and forehead representing scarification, surmounted by the blue-painted head and neck of
an gazelle effigy.

Specific ceremonial purpose of this
Bambara dance mask is unknown to us, but such masks are used for village events such harvest celebrations, funerals, initiation into senior societies, etc.

21 1/2" high x 9" wide

Acquired by us in 2000.

Age uncertain.

Carver Unknown
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