Female Ancestor Figure - Bamana People, Mali M14
Female Ancestor Figure - Bamana People, Mali M14
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Female Ancestor Figure - Bamana People, Mali M14

$9,800.00
Living near the Malinke in southern Mali, the Bamana carve figures and masks that closely resemble those of their neighbors. Such figures, sometimes called dyonyeni, are thought to be idealized expressions of women and were displayed at Jo society events. The youths displayed them during dances to show that they were looking for brides. An impressive figure showing obvious age.
Was missing its right leg and has now been restored, age splits and erosion, chip to the left ear, missing metal ring.

Ex. Leonard Kahan Gallery, New York 1991 and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.

Height: 26" x Width: 6 " x Depth: 7 " on its 6 " x 5 ⅝" base, it is 27 " tall.

Note: additional photos have been added to show the amazing repairs. Now showing both before and after photos.

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