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Marka Janus Mask Mali Africa

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Title Marka Janus Mask Mali Africa
Type of Object Face Mask
Country of Origin Mali
People Bamana or Marka
Materials Wood, metal, cotton thread
Approximate Age Mid 20th Century
Height (in) 21
Width (in) 16
Depth (in) 9
Dimensions Height: 21 Inches
Width: 16 Inches
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair Small chips, missing pompoms

Additional Information:

Janiform masks are commonly found among the Marka, the Bamana and the Malinke. The Marka, living in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso are neighbors of the Bamana. Today they are heavily Islamised, however they often retain the use of masks and figures for ceremonies and rituals closely related to the Bamana.

Recommended Reading:
Kerchache's ART OF AFRICA