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Bamana Animal Sculpture Forged Iron Mali African Art

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Title Bamana Animal Sculpture Forged Iron Mali African Art
Type of Object iron sculpture; possible currency
Country of Origin Mali
People Bamana
Materials Hand Forged Iron
Dimensions Height: 7.75 Inches
Depth: 12.5 Inches
Overall Condition Poor
Damage/Repair Rusted and flaking surface, bent horn. missing one leg

Additional Information:  This forged iron figure shares the long tradition of figurative iron, bronze, and brass casting in the Western Sudan reaching back to the period of the great Empire of Mali as early as the 12th century. This figure has three legs and a horn on its head demonstrates the technical skill of the metal caster in developing a form that is sculpturally descriptive as well as reflecting the artist’s ability to project great power in a relatively small metal figure. The style of this figure is close to present day Bamana or Malinke sculptures.