Photographs © Tim Hamill
N'tomo Mask 4
24" high x 10.5"wide x 6"deep
This Bamana N'tomo mask has been vetted as being authentic but with little sign of use and age.
Except for a repaired break on the third horn this mask is in good condition.
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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