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Ntomo Mask - Wood - Bamana - Mali, Segou region - Asian African Art
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Ntomo Mask – Wood – Bamana – Mali, Segou region


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Ntomo Mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Bamana
Region/ country: Mali, Segou region
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 44×21×14 cm
Weight: 850 g

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This mask is a real sculpture achievement because it is made from a single piece of wood, without assembly.
In a refined style, it is covered with a beautiful aged patina and topped with stylistic horns .An ancestor figure is represented between the horns.
It is used during initiation rites undergone by the young boys, allowing them to reach the secret society N’ Tomo. This one is a part of six secret societies which they can enter from the age of seven years.
Good condition with a nice aged patina. The left horn seemed to be restored in the past. Contains traces of tribal use.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).