Singinkuru-Ayna Kulango mask of Do - SOLD OUT

In African Koulango art, the buffalo represents a sacrificial animal of great importance. It is illustrated in this mask with long horns endowed with a scarified face.

The Do society to which he belongs and the clan leaders organize the sacrifices at the end of Ramadan. This African mask representing a buffalo is called Singinkuru-Ayna. He is associated with the image of the "Old Muslim" Horingyo.

Certain Islamized ethnic groups, such as the Ligbi, close to Ghana, cousins of the Senoufo, have preserved some animist traditions through the Dô society which is perhaps a survival of the Poro practiced among the Senoufo.

On this remarkable specimen, we will also note the presence of a masked character very similar to the mask in itself.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
51 x 23 cm
Ethnic group
Koulango / Kulango
Ivory Coast
Tribal art collection France

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