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Edouard Joris Moerenhout: Stille Mondnacht. Einsamer Ruderer auf einem durch eine belgische Kleinstadt führenden Kanal aus unserer Rubrik: Gemälde des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts

Bamana "ntomo" mask - worn by the "non-initiates" of "ntomo" society. The mouth only slightly indicated, which should emphasize the central function of the "ntomo", i. e. the control of the word and the value of silence. H: 40 cm Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue164/d100_101/#ixzz3dKakcDLL

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Mali, Bamana wood, brown patina, metal sheet, incised scarification marks, metal sheet decorations in the area of the eyes and the horns, pierced around the rim, min. dam., slight traces of abrasion, on metal base; in Bamana society each member has to pass through six initiation levels during his life in order to achieve perfect wisdom. Present mask belongs to the first initiation level, "ntomo", which is followed by "komo", "nama", "kono", "tjiwara" and "kore". When entering "ntomo" the…

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in Bamana society each member has to pass through six initiation levels during his life in order to achieve perfect wisdom. Present mask belongs to the first initiation level, "ntomo", which is followed by "komo", "nama", "kono", "tjiwara" and "kore". When entering "ntomo" the young boys had to learn how to keep silent and how to suffer in silence. According their main song goes: "shut up, shut up, the spoken word is the enemy..." H: 42 cm

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