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Abstract Bamana/Bambara Chiwara Carved Wood Figure Headdress/Mask from Mali

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Bamana/Bambara dancers originally used these Chiwara headpieces during ceremonies which occurred during pre-planting and harvesting months to portray humanized antelopes. This contemporary one depicts a male antelope with two curved horns and a representation of an aardvark. It has an amazing dark brown patina, rests on a new acrylic base, and is a classic example of the Southern Bamana abstract style.

African sculpture such as this will stand out while complementing any décor taste from Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern to Japandi or Wabi Sabi.    

Place of Origin: Mali

Date of Manufacture: late-20th Century

Condition: Very Good

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Repair has been made to right antelope horn and is virtually undetectable. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions:

21.75 in. H X 2.75 in. W X 7.25 in. D / Base: 5 in. L X 4 in. W X 1 in. H

Total: 22.75 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.

Abstract Bamana/Bambara Chiwara Carved Wood...

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