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Bamana Figurine with Hat Forged Iron Miniature Mali African Art

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Title Bamana Figurine with Hat Forged Iron Miniature Mali Africa
Type of Object Iron sculpture, miniature
Country of Origin Mali
People Bamana
Materials forged iron
Approximate Age Unknown
Dimensions 8 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide
Overall Condition poor
Damage/Repair rusted and chipping surfaces. does not stand

Additional Information: An expressive character wearing a hat with arms raised high.  The facial features and pose of the figure suggest the hand of a Bamana artist.  

There have been a number of iron mask-like sculptures from the Bamana of Mali. There is a long tradition of figurative iron, bronze and brass casting in the west Africa reaching back to the period of the great Empire of Mali as early as the 12th century.