Africa

Kore mask from the Bamana of Mali

This beautiful reproduction of a Bamana mask, the kind that might be used by the Ndomo Society for circumcision ceremonies, is being offered on the internet for only $75. You can check it out here. I don’t usually do this, but I want young collectors to realize that a very nice collection can be put together for a modest amount of money. Spend as much time as you can going to museums and reading books so you know a good deal when you see it. And remember that truly collectible masks are rarely found in thrift shops or street stands.

 

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