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Ndoma portrait mask of Baoulé / Yohoure (N° 17754)

This African Mask Baoulé, known as the portrait mask or Ndoma , depicts an ovoid face topped with horns and figures associated with the calao. A collar highlights the contours of the face. These portraits of the Baoulé, ndoma, which are part of one of the oldest baoulé artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the peculiarity of manifesting themselves at the end of the entertainment dance ceremonies. The latter are named, depending on the regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc. Each of these masks are distinguished by the hairstyles, the location and the choice of scarifications. Hot brown patina, shiny, ochre residue.
They occur during danced events accompanied by music and songs, celebrations, visits to personalities, featuring various satirical scenarios. The Gbagba baoulé personify graceful young girls or men whose valour or qualities of integrity are reputed. The new generations are gradually replacing these dances Mblo called Gbagba in some villages, retaining most of the old conventions, with the dance Kpan Kpan , whose masks raise societal problems or refer to political projects.  

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Originex-collection française.
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height45
Width20
Weight0.95 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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