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Metal Plated Marka African Mask 14″ – Mali

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This mask was carved in the typical style of the Marka people of Mali. The mask has metal plating covering the face. It measures 14 inches tall and weighs 4.5 pounds. There is some chips and cracks on the face. Please inspect photos. Stand is not included but one can be purchased if interested.

Type of Object

Mask

Country of Origin

Mali

Ethnicity

Marka/Warka

Material

Wood, pigment and metal

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

14"

Width (Inches)

7”

Depth (Inches)

6”

Weight (Pounds)

4.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some chips and cracks on face – please inspect photos.

Tribe Information

About the Marka People

“The Warka (also known as Marka) and Bozo tribes occupy the northern region of the Bambara territory. Although they speak different languages, they share a number of institutions and are famous for their masks and puppets. Similar to Bambara Ntomo society masks, Warka masks are generally carved with a comb on top of the head, but unlike Bambara masks they are often covered with metal plaques.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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