Lot 185: A Bamana mask

A Bamana mask. Bamana people, Mali. H: 11". The mask of roughly naturalistic form, with elongated face and wide mouth. The surface darkened and with a variegated patina from use. Shows signs of good age. An unusual mask, possibly used in the kore society, or made by a neighboring group to the Bamana. On a custom base. Ex. Cernic collection, NY


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