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galerie Cecile Kerner
19,rue Lebeau Brussels 1000
Belgium
32475830042

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a bamana lock
this lock presents a figure with two horns :the horns of part and of a human head that can represent either the wings of butterfly, mythical animal that God has transformed into one of the lighter and futile creatures as punishment for his contention, either two jaws of crocodile, or tentacles of snail, harmless animal associated with the society of initiation of the kore who teaches men that they will suffer many reincarnations # the kore insiders are the object of symbolic dead, which as the tentacles of the snail cause no physical damage , or other themes... the protruding neck has to remind the knowledge and teachings of the komo nice crusty patina from a french collector who lived in Mali during the seventies.41cm


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