The tall volume forming the forehead of this African mask is asked by a crest and appendages evoking horns and ears. A straight nasal ridge runs towards an oblong jaw lined with protruding lips. Brass plates hammered and engraved with the repulsed, specific to marka sculptures, give an unyielding aspet to this warrior mask. These masks were used in the association of the N'tomo grouping uncircumcised young, the frequent presence of horns symbolizing "the degree of the nature of the knowledge" according to S. Diakonoff. Patine clear brown nuanced, especially Satin. The Marka, Maraka en Bamana, or Warka, are Muslim city dwellers of Soninke origin, based in southern Niger. They now speak bamana and have adopted much of the Bambara traditions, such as Ntomo and Koré , initiation societies that used masks during their ceremonies. The sculptors of African art Bambara and Marka are part of the Numuw , who are not linked to an ethnic group and are free to settle wherever they wish. Their sculptures have great similarities.