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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/masks 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 along with an aardvark. Their bodies are covered with incised decoration, have an amazing dark brown patina, and rest on a new acrylic base. This piece is a great representation of the more abstract style from the Southern Banama. 

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

Place of Origin: Mali

Date of Manufacture: late-20th Century 

Condition: Excellent

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

Dimensions:

Figure: 26 in. H X 2.5 in. W X 9.5 in. D  

Base: 8.5 in. L X 4.5 in. W X 1.5 in. H / Total:  27.5 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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