Merenkun puppet - Bambara - Mali

€245.00

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

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

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