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A Bamana Maternity

A Bamana Maternity

Regular price €800,00 EUR
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A Bamana Maternity, Sèbètè village, Gleglido region, now Banamba region, 60 km from Ségou, standing on block-shaped feet, the slender torso with large, protruding breasts, the elongated neck is supporting a globular head, a small pointed mouth beneath a fine nose framed by button eyes, a pigtail at the back, dark to blackened patina, very much weathered surface, especially the arms, which are partly wrapped with string, signs of age and use.

The last important fieldwork in the Bamana Region was done by Kate Ezra and Sarah Brett-Smith more than twenty years ago.

Lit.: Jean-Paul Colleyn: Bamana: The Art of Existence in Mali, Museum for African Art, New York 2001; Jean-Paul Colleyn: Bamana. Visions of Africa, Milan 2009; Sara C. Brett-Smith: The Making of Bamana Sculpture. Creativity and Gender, Cambridge University Press 1994.

900 - 1.200,- Euro

Height: 89 cm
Weight: 3,5 kg

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