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Bambara Stick (N° 24274)

Puppet sculpture involved in the fourth initiatory rank of the Bamana Koré society, Bambara, this cane is named, like the horse mask, Kore Duga or the Kore vulture b>. The name of the mask refers to the satirical behavior of the dancer-jester who straddles the stick during his performance. It has various objects associated with the knowledge dispensed by the Koré, the last initiatory society of the Bamana. The handle has a flat, slightly curved seat and is extended by a sculpted head.
Black oiled, velvety patina, minor abrasions and erosions, cracks.  


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OriginEx-collection française
Height cm62
Depth54 cm
Width9 cm
Weight2.86 Kg
Socle includedYes

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