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    Bamana (Mali)
    Monkey Mask, probably from the Kore Society
    Wood, metal
    Height: 12 1/8 in. Width: 7 inches Depth: 6 ¼ inches

    This mask has a rounded open jaw with metal teeth, a long straight nose, and an arcing forehead with metal applique on its lower edge.

    Initiates, at the end of their period of seclusion, wore monkey and other animal masks and imitated the animals they incarnated. The monkey, in this case, is the black colobus.

    Most of the exposed surfaces are lightly abraded. There are minor insect losses on the proper right side, plus larger insect losses on the proper left forehead.

    Provenance: H.Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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