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Markha Crest Mask (N° 18312)

From the dome that forms the base of the object rises a ringed neck with a long emaciated face plated with brass slats. Bringing together animal and human details, this mask recalls both the mask N'tomo and the crest Ci Wara relating to the antelope. The top rises in a curved tip lined with pom poms. Zoomorphic ears are also embellished with pom poms and cauris. Skate mate, velvety. Greyed brown patina.

Markha are organized into structured and hierarchical mask societies as is found in many other ethnic groups. They have an initiation language, a means of communication in the hands of insiders. The Markha, also known as Warka , inhabit the northern Bambara territory and have, therefore, been influenced by them especially in the design of their masks. The Markha, like the Bambara and the Bozo , have the peculiarity of adorning their statuary with brass plates inciting motifs. Their puppets are also renowned. In addition to the similarities between the art markha and bambara , they also have in common institutions, including that of the N'tomo, bringing together uncircumcised young people.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyMarkha
Countrymali
Material(s)wood, metal, perles, coton, cauris
Height80
Width24
Weight3.00 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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