Photographs © Tim Hamill
BAMANA/DOGON, Iron Mask 1, 12.5", $600, Mali, SOLD
These forged iron masks, figures, lamps and other objects exhibit the technical skill and artistry that Dogon and Bamana blacksmiths brought to their work. They would do the smelting to get the iron from iron ore, then heat and hammer out both the tools and weapons used and the important ritual objects.
This mask could be Dogon or Bamana.
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