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Male Bamana/Bambara Chiwara Carved Wood Figure Headdress/Mask with Cap from Mali

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Bamana/Bambara dancers used these headpieces during ceremonies which occurred during pre-planting and harvesting months to portray humanized antelopes. This piece depicts a male antelope with two long curved horns, its body is covered with incised decoration with an amazing dark brown patina.

It is unique since this piece also includes an aardvark comprising the base along with the original cap resting on a new acrylic base. African sculpture such as this will stand out while complementing any décor taste from Mid-Century to Southwestern or Japandi.  

Place of Origin: Mali

Date of Manufacture: 1950s

Condition: Excellent

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions:

Carved Figure: 24 in. H X 2.25 in. W X 8.25 in. D / Hat: 3.25 in. H X 7.25 in. Diam.

Base: 8 in. Diam. X 14.25 in. H (Rod), 1 in. H (Base) / Total: 39.25 in. H

Reference: Metmuseum.org > Headdress > Male Antelope (Ci wara). Similar items are featured in the permanent collections at The Met, the Brooklyn Museum, the Johnson Museum at Cornell and the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at University of Illinois.

Male Bamana/Bambara Chiwara Carved Wood...

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