Bambara Mask

Bambara Mask

Wooden carved mask of ram with brass covering. Label reads "Ram mask, banana [Bambara] tribe, Mali."
  • Object: Bambara Mask
  • Artist: -
  • Circa: -
  • Dimensions: 19.5"H x 10"W x 7.5"D
  • Culture Area: Africa
  • Cultural Group: Bambara
  • Cultural Context: The Bambara numbering 2,500.000 million form the largest ethnic group within Mali. Chiwara, also spelled Chi wara or Tyiwara, antelope figure of the Bambara (Bamana) people of Mali that represents the spirit that taught humans the fundamentals of agriculture. The Bambara honour Chiwara though art and dance.
  • Donor: Barbara & Hiro Narita
  • Catalog #: 114.206