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

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Bamana/Bambara dancers originally used these Chiwara headpieces/masks during ceremonies which occurred during pre-planting and harvesting months to portray humanized antelopes.

This one depicts a male antelope with two curved horns, its body covered with incised decoration along with a dark brown patina. It is a great representation of the more realistic elongated horizontal style of the northern Bamana. This piece rests on a black wooden base and would be perfect in a Mid-Century Modern, Japandi, Contemporary or Wabi Sabi setting. 

Place of Origin: Mali 

Date of Manufacture: mid-20th Century 

Condition: Excellent

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

Dimensions:

Figure: 9.5 in. H X 21 in. L X 2.5 in. D / Base: 11 in. L X 3.5 in. W X 1.5 in. H

Total: 11 in. H

Reference: Metmuseum.org > Headdress > Male Antelope (Ci wara). Similar items are featured in the permanent collections at The Met, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Birmingham Museum of Art and the University of Missouri. 

Horizontal Bamana/Bambara Chiwara Carved Wood...

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