• Reduced price

Merenkun puppet - Bambara - Mali

€245.00
€122.50 Save 50%

In African art, puppets usually fit into the social and moral youth initiation. In this case, it is a puppet representing a character. It likely had the function of initiation of young women. The piece has removable arms. The breasts are proudly raised, indicating the vigour and fertility of the young woman of childbearing age. The hairdo is pulled backwards. We can note the characteristic facies : an elongated face crossed by a straight and thin nose.Origin : private collection, FranceDating : 1960'sSize : 59 x 18 cmMaterial : wood

Half Price Discount

Shipping fees
00223

Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
Ethnic group
Bambara / Bamana
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Mali
Origin
Tribal art collection France

You might also like

Ntomo / Ntomokum mask -...

Ntomo / Ntomokum mask -...

  • Sold out
Couple of Tyi wara crest...

Couple of Tyi wara crest...

  • Sold out
Suruku mask fof Koré...

Suruku mask fof Koré...

  • Sold out
Bambara mask of Kore

Bambara mask of Kore

  • Sold out