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Hyaena mask "suruku" of the "korè" society, Mali, Bamana

Hyaena mask "suruku" of the "korè" society, Mali, Bamana

Bamana Kore Suruku Mask, Mali

Bamana Kore Suruku Mask, Mali

A BAMANA MASK, MALI, of hollowed form, carved with the abstract features of a hyena with squared mouth, massive flat nose, bulging forehead, two elegantly curved ears and a cylindrical protrusion in between; varied brown patina.  height 19 in. 48.2 cm

A BAMANA MASK, MALI, of hollowed form, carved with the abstract features of a hyena with squared mouth, massive flat nose, bulging forehead, two elegantly curved ears and a cylindrical protrusion in between; varied brown patina. height 19 in. 48.2 cm

Bamana Kore Suruku Mask, Mali. Yale University Art Gallery

Mask Representing a Hyena (Suruku)

Hyaena mask "suruku" of the "korè" society, Mali, Bamana

Hyaena mask "suruku" of the "korè" society, Mali, Bamana

Bamana Hyena Mask for the Kore Society, Mali | Lot | Sotheby's The hyena (suruku) is the emblem of one of [8 initiation] classes and represents greed and insatiableness.

Bamana Hyena Mask for the Kore Society, Mali. The hyena (suruku) is the emblem of one of initiation] classes and represents greed and insatiableness.

Africa | Mask "kore" from the Marka people of Mali | wood, dark brown patina, indigo blue pigment, sheet metal and red dyed fiber | All along the Niger this mask type is used for ceremonies associated with fishing and agriculture.

Africa Mask "kore" from the Marka people of Mali wood, dark brown patina, indigo blue pigment, sheet metal and red dyed fiber All along the Niger this mask type is used for ceremonies associated with fishing and agriculture.

exhibitor of Suruku hyena mask Hardwood with ancient brown-black patina and red highlights Bamana culture, Koulikoro region, Mali Dated 19th century H 53 cm This mask is striking not only because of its size, but also because of the vigorous yet knowing features of the concave face and its superb patina. It would have been used to impress the audience at secret Koré ceremonies. The hyena symbolizes the effort young men must make to improve their knowledge Provenance: J.J. Klejman, New York…

exhibitor of Suruku hyena mask Hardwood with ancient brown-black patina and red highlights Bamana culture, Koulikoro region, Mali Dated century H 53 cm This mask is striking not only because of its size, but also because of the vigorous yet knowing fe

John J. Klejman, New York, 1965 Collection Stanley Marcus (1905-2000), Dallas Sotheby's, New York, "A passion for collecting: The eye of Stanley Marcus", 16 novembre 2002, n° 19

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