Lot: 224

99th Auction

Hyaena mask "suruku" of the "korè" society

Mali, Bamana

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Private Collection H: 19.3 inch 800 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, rest.

The initiates of the "korè" are divided into different groups, each of which receives a certain animal as a totem. These are represented by appropriate masks. Aside of the hyaena mask "suruku", lion masks "jaraw" and monkey masks "sulaw" appear.