Mask "Kanaga" Dogon - Mali


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Category : Archaeology  > Africa
Item 96994
Mask "Kanaga" Dogon - Mali 
Period : The Thirties
Origins: "The association Male Achievement in charge of initiation, organizes the great ceremonies of the masked" Lady "or fulfillment of mourning, which can last several days and commemorate the dead of the past two or three years. On this occasion, are produced two main forms: the mask Sirige or house plans carried by a dancer who mimics the creation myth and the descent of the ark, and the Kanaga mask, rectangular blade, topped by the "Cross of Lorraine". "Art in Africa "- J. Kerchache, JL Paudrat, L. Stephan - Garzanti 1991 p. 507 Provenance: Dogon (Mali) Period: first half of the twentieth century Materials: wood, natural pigments Dimensions: Height 39 cm - Width 16 cm Condition: Very good (small cracks and gaps) 
Country of origin: RE (Reggio Emilia)  Italia
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