Bambara female figure

€300.00

This Jonyeleniw Bambara statue is linked to a Bamana initiatory society. It is through the sculptures that the existence of the Jo society was revealed at the end of the 1950s. Previously, ethnography made only rare allusions to it. Prior to field research, Jo figures were given more or less fanciful meanings by referring to a cosmogonic myth or by describing them as queens. These statues refer neither to persons nor to personalised symbolic figures, but rather to ideals or values. 

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
Expert's estimate
550 - 650 €
Ethnic group
Bambara / Bamana
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Mali
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Stand
Included
Condition
Excellent