BAMANA FEMALE FIGURE
Origin: West Africa, Mali, Bamana People (Provenance: Private French collection)
Period/Date: 1940's possibly older?
Materials: Hardwood, aluminum
Description: This style bamana has a rounded faceted face with large curved pierced ears. She leans forward on elongated parted feet and has a black surface with classic raised conical breasts. Warm patina turning from black to reddish brown. The eye studs and earrings are aluminum. Each earlobe has 9 tight piercings. Old glued mend to the left foot. Obvious signs of use. Presented on a custom display base.
Dimensions: Length 17.5" (45 cm), Width 4.5" (12 cm)
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