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

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Bamana/Bambara dancers used these Chiwara 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. 

It is a great representation of the vertical style of the Eastern Bamana with openwork carving representing the mane and neck of the antelope. Its body is covered with incised decoration, has red thread ear embellishments, an amazing dark brown patina and is mounted on a new acrylic base. African sculpture such as this will stand out while complementing any décor taste from Mid-Century Modern to Japandi.   

Place of Origin: Mali, West Africa

Date of Manufacture: 1950s

Condition: Excellent

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

Dimensions:

Figure: 50 in. H X 3.5 in. W X 13in. D / Base: 2 in. H X 7in. W X 10 in. L

Total: 52 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. 

Large Male Bamana/Bambara Chiwara Carved...

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