BAMANA N'TOMO MASKS, Mali

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 1
21.5" high
$2000 

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 2
21.5" high
$800  

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 3
18" high
$800  

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 4
24" high
$800 

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 5
24" high
$800

The Bamana N'tomo masks above been vetted as being authentic.


Despite their appearance, this Bamana N'tomo masks below show no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 6
24-30" high
$800  

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 7
17" high
$400 

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 8
20.5" high
$500  

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 9
28-29.5" high
$500  

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 10
18.5" high
$400 

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 11
24" high
$600  

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 12
27.5" high
SOLD

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 13
23" high
$400 

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 14
24.5" high
$400 
 

BAMANA
N'tomo Mask 15
23" high
$400 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAMANA N'TOMO MASKS, Mali

Among the Bamana, one of the most popular dances is that of the Ntomo association. Functioning as a bush school for the young, they were performed at harvest festivals. The number of horns indicated the sex of the mask. (male: 3 or 6, female: 4 or 8, androgynous: 2,5 or 7.)

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