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Bamana Janus Wood Figure Miniature Custom Stand Mali African Art

Regular Price: $350.00

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Product #: 129080
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Title Bamana Janus Wood Figure Miniature Custom Stand Mali African Art
Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Mali
People Bamana
Materials Wood, metal
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions Height: 15 Inches
Width: 4 Inches
Depth: 4.5 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

This is an exquisite small carving with worn patina.  I buy a great many pieces ech month...this one is a lovely gem.

Elizabeth Bennett


Additional Information The Bamana are members of the Mande culture, a large and powerful group of peoples in western Africa. Kaarta and Segou are Bamana city-states, which were established in the 17th century and continued to have political influence throughout the western Sudan states into the 19th century. At this time religious wars broke out throughout the region, setting Islamized societies against those who preferred to embrace traditional Bamana views. A dichotomy between traditional and Islamic views still exists today in Mali, and one may expect to encounter representations of both cultures existing side by side and quite often in syncretic combinations.

See close similar examples in BAMANA . The Art of existence in Mali , p.116-121