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Metal Overlay Malinke Mask 28″ – Mali – African Art

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This mask was carved in the style of the Malinke people of Mali. The mask has a beautiful metal overlay and features a large bird on top with cowrie shell decorations. The piece measures 28 inches tall and weighs 5.5 pounds. There is minor cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos. Stand not included but one can be added for an additional fee.

Type of Object

Mask

Country of Origin

Mali

Ethnicity

Malinke

Material

Wood, pigment, fabric, hair, cowrie shells and metal overlay

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

28"

Width (Inches)

9"

Depth (Inches)

4"

Weight (Pounds)

5.5 lbs

Tribe Information

About the Malinke People

The Malinke or Mandinka people are primarily found in southern Mali, eastern Guinea and northern Ivory Coast. Their artwork suggests influence by the Bamana, the Marka, the Senufo and the Guro peoples.

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