Lot: 155

96th Auction

Hyaena mask "suruku" of the "korè" society

Mali, Bamana

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 18.7 inch 2000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, collection no. "A209", 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.