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Masque facial Markha, Warka (N° 16833)

In African art, the Marka , Maraka in Bamana, Warka, or Sarakolé, are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, settled in southern Niger, scattered since the end of the Ghana empire in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. They now speak bamana and have adopted much of the Bambara traditions, such as Ntomo and Koré , initiation societies that used masks during their ceremonies. The sculptors of African art Bambara and Marka are among the Numuw , who are not related to an ethnic group and are free to establish themselves wherever they wish. This mask with a narrow jaw has an imposing nasal edge surmounting protruding lips. A stylized crest covers the face. Replacing the metal classically adorning these masks, geometric incisions were finely engraved on the wood.
ne brown oiled on a light wood. Light impacts, shards and abrasions of wood, old marks of xylophages.  

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OriginCollection Jauregui
Height cm60
Depth24 cm
Width15 cm
Weight1.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
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