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Markha mask of the N'tomo (N° 19014)
A narrow face with a long rectangular nose dominating a reduced, protruding mouth, housed in the tip of the chin. These features, underlined with inlaid brass leaves, form the specificity of the sculptures marka. Slightly mottled matt patina.
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In African art, the Marka , Maraka in Bamana, Warka, or Sarakolé, are Muslim city-dwellers of Soninke origin, established in the south of Niger, scattered since the end of the empire of Ghana in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal.
They now speak Bamana and have adopted many of the Bambara traditions, such as the Ntomo and Kore, initiation societies that used masks in their ceremonies.
The sculptors of Bambara and Marka African art are part of the Numuw, which are not ethnically bound and are free to settle wherever they wish.
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