Bamana Chiwara, Mali
wood, pigment, string
27" tall x 4" wide x 4" deep
early to mid 20th century
ex Ladislas Segy


A very nice example almost cubist in form with definite signs of
age and use. I especially love how the angular neck rises out of
the front of the small block shaped body to meet up with the
base of the head lining up with the back of the figure. The figure
is especially nice when viewed at an angle or from the side.
There are quite a few areas that have been previously broken
and restored including the front right leg and part of the neck,
the front of the face and the right horn.
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