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African art - Bidjogo:

The Bidjogo ethnic group is established in the Bissagos archipelago off the coast of Guinea Bissau. They are known for their buffalo and zebu masks. They also produce other zoomorphic masks, some related to aquatic fauna, and statues incarnating deities, with triangular faces, called iran, which have an apotropaic function and are placed in sanctuaries.


Dugn be Bidjogo Mask
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Ex-collection French African art.
This zoomorphic African mask with real horns comes from the 'a href'U'0022https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/peoples/show/bidyogo"' Bidjogo , established in the Bissagos Archipelago of about thirty islands off the coast Guinea-Bissau. On this massive piece depicting a gaping-mouthed bovine head, the noes are adorned with a metal buckle with a rope. A rope is also intertwined at the base of the horns. White pigments highlight certain organs. Cracked wood, matte patina.
The mask is worn before or at the end of the initiation ceremonies, by a young initiate " cabaro ", who will bend and pitch up, conveying the idea of a vigorous but still untamed young animal, and the need to go through the process to acquire discipline and mastery.  These ...


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Masque Bidjogo Dung be ou Vacca bruto
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Bidjogo Mask

Ex-collection Spanish African art.

Masque with horns, it comes from the Bidjogo , located in the Bissagos Archipelago consisting of some thirty islands off the coast of Guinea-Bissau. Tapestry nails, metal slats and red textiles adorn this mask featuring a bovine head with ajar mouth. The nostrils also have a ring. The mask is worn before or at the end of the initiation ceremonies, by a young initiate. cabaro, which will bend and bend, conveying the idea of a vigorous but still untamed young animal, and the need to go through the initiation process in order to acquire discipline and mastery.  These types of masks appear today for entertainment parties and on the occasion of the passage of distinguished visitors.  ...

Dugn be Bidjogo Mask from Guinea
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Bidjogo Mask

Mask with real horns, it comes from the bis sagos archipelago, which is located in the Bissagos Archipelago, which is made up of some 30 islands off the coast of Guinea-Bissau. Tapestry nails, metal slats and red textiles adorn this massive piece featuring a bovine head with a bent mouth. The muffle also has a ring.
The mask is worn before or at the end of the initiation ceremonies, by a young initiate. cabaro, which will bend and bend, conveying the idea of a vigorous but still untamed young animal, and the need to go through the initiation process in order to acquire discipline and mastery.  These types of masks appear today for entertainment parties and on the occasion of the passage of distinguished visitors.  These masks, named vaca bruto in Portuguese Creole, were ...

Masque Bidjogo Dung be
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Guinea Mask

This zoomorphic African mask with real horns comes from the 'a href'U'0022https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/peoples/show/bidyogo"' Bidjogo , established in the Bissagos Archipelago of about 30 islands off the coast of the Guinea-Bissau. On this massive piece depicting a bovine head a nylon string attached to the hollowed-out noches goes around the head and ends in a small packet of raffia. The rope also encloses the massive ringed neck whose cords meet under the mask. Eyes with glass pupils and horns are highlighted with a rubber band. The mask is painted bright red, the features highlighted in white. This mask has participated in traditional ceremonies, abrasions of use. The mask is worn before or at the end of the initiation ceremonies, by a young initiate " cabaro ", who will bend and ...


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Dugn be Bidjogo Guinea Mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Bidjogo Mask

This african zoomorphic sculpture flanked by front-end horns comes from the 'U's '0022nofollowU', '0022 href'U'0022https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/peoples/show/bidyogo" Bidjogo , established in the archipelago Bissagos consists of about thirty islands located off the coast of Guinea-Bissau. 
On this massive piece of a gaping-mouthed bovine head, the organs are highlighted with concentric decorative motifs and tapestry nails, the ears adorned with cotton yarn pompoms are covered with red pigments. Vegetable fiber cords complete the highlighting of the main features.
The mask is worn before or at the end of the initiation ceremonies, by a young initiate " cabaro ", who will bend and pitch up, conveying the idea of a vigorous but still untamed young animal, and the need to go ...





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