Moustapha (Dakar, Senegal) with Bambara tribal mask from Mali (2009),
signed numbered edition au verso of (6) 12"x18" matte Fuji archival digital color prints, $800.
Prints #2 to #6 available (Print #1 reserved for the Kinsey Institute)
MOUSTAPHA, sabar dancer from Dakar, Senegal, with androgynous Ntomo Bambara 5-horned tribal male initiation mask from Mali. The Ntomo society is for uncircumcised children. This society plays the role of school in the bush. Masks participate in all rituals. Its major feature is the number of horns on the head which indicate the sex of the mask. The mask is male (3 and 6 horns), female (4 and 8 horns) or androgynous (2, 5, 7 horns). After circumcision, there is no typical course, it depends on the personality of the child, family, organization of local cults.