About this object

This striking wooden mask decorated with hammered metal would have been danced on festive occasions and in masquerades of the N’tomo male initiation association among Mande speaking groups in Mali, including Bamana, Malinke and Marka.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask
  • Culture
    Malinke
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Mali; Africa: Western Africa: Guinea
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Metal; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Mali; Africa: Western Africa: Guinea
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    565 mm x 218 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: ‘Marka’ type face mask (Bambara). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. Purchased in 1966 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund. Gallery label: This striking wooden mask decorated with hammered aluminium would have been danced on festive occasions and in masquerades of the male initiation association.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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