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Masque facial Markha, Warka
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In African art, the Marka , Maraka in Bamana, Warka, or Sarakolé, are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, settled in southern Niger, scattered since the end of the Ghana empire in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. They now speak bamana and have adopted much of the Bambara traditions, such as Ntomo and Koré , initiation societies that used masks during their ceremonies. The sculptors of African art Bambara and Marka are among the Numuw , who are not related to an ethnic group and are free to establish themselves wherever they wish. This mask with a narrow jaw has an imposing nasal edge surmounting protruding lips. A stylized crest covers the face. Replacing the metal classically adorning these masks, geometric incisions were finely engraved on the wood.
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Petit masque Markha, Warka
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The small mask, on the other hand, was used by the association of the N'tomo grouping uncircumcised youth. Carved from dense wood, it is framed by elements depicting the braids on either side of a stylized crest. The nose, the central point of the face between the heavy lowered eyelids, is also the organ of sociability. Dark, oily skate, abraded locally on a light wood.
The Marka , Maraka en Bamana, or Warka , are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, established in southern Niger, north of the Bambara territory and have, therefore, been influenced by the latter especially in the design of their masks. In addition to the points of similarity between Markha and Bambara art, they also have in common institutions. They now speak bamana but have an initiation language, a means of ...


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Markha Mask, Maraka
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African mask with a matte patina abraded, plated with sheets of oxidized metal. A long, narrow, emaciated face supported by a ringed neck rises from the back of a spherical base. Bringing together animal details, antelope, and humans, this African mask recalls ci Wara crests. The head is topped by a high, flattened horn, similar to a headdress. Horizontal ears, tapered, are equipped with buckle and beaded buckles and cotton stamps, absent on the second ear. Cracks in desications.
The Markha are organized into societies of structured masks and hierarchical as found in many other ethnic groups. They have an initiation language, a means of communication in the hands of the initiates. The Markha , also known as Warka, live in the northern bambara territory and have, therefore, been ...


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Masque facial Markha
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According to S. Diakonoff, this African mask is used in the N'tomo association of uncircumcised young people. It is often topped with horns symbolizing "the degree of the nature of knowledge. "The forehead is extended to the height of a crest hairstyle flanked by tiered side mats. A long rectangular nose dominates a narrow mouth to the open lips. Brass leaves engraved with the repulsed, characteristic of Marka sculptures, cover part of the mask. Oxyand and speckled skates.br-The Marka, Maraka en Bamana, or Warka , are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, established in southern Niger. They now speak bamana and have adopted much of the Bambara traditions, such as Ntomo and Koré , initiation societies that used masks during their ceremonies. The sculptors of African art Bambara and Marka ...


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Masque facial Markha
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In African art, the Marka , Maraka en Bamana, Warka, or Sarakolé, are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, established in southern Niger, scattered since the end of Ghana's empire in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. They now speak bamana and have adopted much of the Bambara traditions, such as Ntomo and Koré , initiation societies that used masks during their ceremonies. Sculptors of African art Bambara and Marka are part of the Numuw , who are not linked to an ethnic group and are free to settle wherethey wish.
This mask with a long jaw has a rectangular nasal ridge overlooking a narrow, prominent mouth. The ears and crest are embellished with beads adorned with cotton fiber pompoms. The side patterns on the stairs feature the braids of traditional hairstyles. Metal sheets, incised ...


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Masque facial Markha
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In African art, the Marka, Maraka en Bamana, Warka, or Sarakolé, are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, established in southern Niger, scattered since the end of Ghana's empire in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. They now speak bamana and have adopted much of the Bambara traditions, such as Ntomo and Koré , initiation societies that used masks during their ceremonies. Sculptors of African art Bambara and Marka are part of the Numuw , who are not linked to an ethnic group and are free to settle wherethey wish.
This long-faced mask has a straight nasal ridge overlooking a narrow, prominent mouth. A spiked chin extends the jaw. Ears and summit crest are embellished with pearls adorned with cotton fiber pompoms. Metal sheets, incised with parallel lines and punctuated with dotted ...


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Markha Crest Mask
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Beautiful very old piece, Baraldi collection. The detail of the face here is remarkable, by the drawing of the aquilin nose and the metal hemmed eyes. From the dome that forms the base of the object rises a ringed neck and then a long emaciated face plated with brass slats. Bringing together animal and human details, this mask recalls both the mask N'tomo and the crest Ci Wara relating to the antelope. The top rises in crenellated flat horn with cabochons and copper diamonds. The ears, horizontal, are embellished with pompoms and cauris. Patine mate, velvety. The metal tops acquired a particularly satin touch over time and ritual anointings.
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Masque Markha, Warka
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Symbols of fertility and fertility in the African art of Markha
The anterior face of the dome constituting the base of the object has growths indicating breasts. A narrow, emaciated face, lined with chiseled metal sheets, rests on the mask cap. Its long ringed neck forms a nascent vault of the posterior. Bringing together animal details, antelope, and humans, this African mask recalls Ci Wara masks. In the crest, a high flat horn curves backwards. Horizontal ears, tapered, are perforated and equipped with cotton buckles and pompoms. Cracks in desications. The Markha are organized into societies of structured masks and hierarchical as found in many other ethnic groups. They have an initiation language, a means of communication in the hands of the initiates. The Markha , also known ...


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Crest Markha Mask
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- The Markha are organized into structured and hierarchical mask societies as found in many other ethnic groups, and have an initiatory language, a means of communication in the hands of the initiates. also called Warka, inhabit the north of the Bambara territory and have therefore been influenced by the latter especially in the design of their masks.The Markha, as Bambara and Bozo, have the particularity of adorning their plates statuary Their puppets are also renowned, and in addition to the points of similarity between the art markha and bambara, they also have institutions, including that of N'tomo, bringing together the uncircumcised youth. base of the object rises a ringed neck then a long emaciated face plated with brass leaves ...


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Markha Mask of N tomo
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Markha African art.
The tall volume forming the forehead of this African mask is asked by a crest and appendages evoking horns and ears. The ends of one of the horns, and one ear, are slightly damaged. A straight nasal ridge runs towards an oblong jaw lined with protruding lips. Brass plates hammered and engraved with the repulsed, specific to marka sculptures, give an unyielding aspet to this warrior mask. These masks were used in the association of the N'tomo grouping uncircumcised young, the frequent presence of horns symbolizing "the degree of the nature of the knowledge" according to S. Diakonoff.Patine clear brown nuanced, especially Satin. The Marka, Maraka en Bamana, or Warka, are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, based in southern Niger. They now speak bamana and have ...


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Mask helmet janiforme Markha
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The Markha in African art.

These two longiform brass-plated faces meet at the top in a single ridge topped with multicolored pompoms. On either side of the crest, strips of red cloth, held by openwork strips of tin, cover the helmet. Typical of the marka and bambara sculpture, the noble rectilinear nose, organ of the senses and sociability, is enhanced by metal strips. A small mouth ajar lips projecting on the chin. Metal and wood are speckled by oxidation, giving a beautiful patina to this heavy piece. The Markha are organized into structured, hierarchical mask societies as found in many other ethnic groups. They have an initiatory language, a means of communication in the hands of the initiates. The Markha, also called Warka, live in the north of Bambara territory and have ...


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