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Masque Kurumba Adone
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Totemic figuration in African art Kurumba
The Kurumba live in the north of Burkina Faso. This emblematic crest mask of most of the Kurumba clans, with a protective purpose, was intended to honor the memory of the ancestors during mourning rites. It could also be used as an altar in the house sheltering the spirits of the ancestors of the lineage. Evoking the female hippotrague antelope with horns straighter than those of the male, it features a long powerful neck on which the animal's head develops, from a cylindrical face mask perforated for vision. A tapered muzzle, decorative patterns of cowrie shells emphasizing the volumes, and an elegant polychromy raised by dotted lines characterize this object.
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Masque facial Adone Kurumba
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The masks Adone of the Kurumba of ancient Sudan, like our copy, are danced to bring rain, at the beginning of the agrarian season or in case of severe drought. The features enhanced with burgundy red are concentrated in the middle of the reduced face mask. At the top, supported by a long curved neck, an antelope head with perforated ears and vertical horns has an ajar snout. Velvet polychrome matte patina. Local abrasions and desication cracks.
Acquitein in 1982 by the painter 'a target''blank' href'http://wiki.ibb.town/Karl-Heinz-Engstfeld' Karl Heinz Engstfeld and 'a target''-blank' href'https://evibb.de/home/wir-trauern-um-ruth-engst Engstfeld-Schremper , a glazier artist.
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