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Mask - Wood - Aio / Aieo - Dogon - Mali - 33 cm

Very Ancient and Rare Dogon Aio Crocodile Mask, eroded by time. During ceremonies of mourning endings, or the dama, and for the Sigi ritual, celebrated once every six years, masks are danced in front of the initiates and their movements are supposed to imitate the movement of the world itself. In Masques Dogons (1938, p. 509) , Griaule relates... more
Timed
01 Oct 2021
Location
France
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