A superb Bamana Kore Society mask
Mali, of powerful cubistic and angular form; the face, deeply concave and arching forwards, the nose, echoing the geometry of the face, with raised bosses indicating the brow line. Horns rising from either side of the mask; their bases gracefully arching forwards, repeating the angle of concavity of the face, forming the lower portion of the mouth. Fine variegated surface with black lustrous highlights.
height 17 ½in