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Bamana "suzuku" hyaena mask

74th tribal art auction - 7th Sept. 2013 at 2 pm

12 masks for 12 friends: a mask for each of the 12 months of the year - design by isidro ferrer / photography by pablo orin, 2004 [link to series of images + isidro ferrer's website]

12 masks for 12 friends: a mask for each of the 12 months of the year - design by isidro ferrer / photography by pablo orin, 2004 [link to series of images + isidro ferrer's website]

John J. Klejman, New York Edwin and Cherie Silver, Los Angeles, acquired from the above on April 8, 1972

John J. Klejman, New York Edwin and Cherie Silver, Los Angeles, acquired from the above on April 8, 1972

Collection Pierre et Suzanne Vérité, Paris Transmis par descendance Paris, Enchères Rive Gauche, "Collection Vérité", 17 et 18 juin 2006, n° 157 Collection privée, New York, acquis lors de cette vente

Collection Pierre et Suzanne Vérité, Paris Transmis par descendance Paris, Enchères Rive Gauche, "Collection Vérité", 17 et 18 juin 2006, n° 157 Collection privée, New York, acquis lors de cette vente

Personne liée à l'acquisition Jean Dierickx, comme vendeur  Date d'acquisition 1965-05-31

Personne liée à l'acquisition Jean Dierickx, comme vendeur Date d'acquisition 1965-05-31

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

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