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Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base
Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26" on Base

Outstanding Bamana / Marka Statue 26″ on Base – Mali – African Art

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This is an outstanding statue hand carved by the Bamana / Marka People. The Figure is a woman standing with her hands at her sides. The statue has an intricate pattern carved over the body of the figure. Mounted to a 1 inch wood base this piece stands 25 inches and weighs 4 pounds. Cracks in both hair braids.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Mali

Ethnicity

Bamana/Bambara Marka

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

25" Figure, 26" w/ Base

Width (Inches)

5"

Depth (Inches)

4"

Weight(Pounds)

4 lbs

Overall Condition

Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.

Tribe Information

About the Bamana People

“The 2,500,000 Bambara people, also called Bamana, form the largest ethnic group within Mali and occupy the central part of the country, in an area of the savannah. They live principally from agriculture, with some subsidiary cattle rearing in the northern part of their territory. The Bambara people are predominantly animists, although recently the Muslim faith has been spreading among them. The Bambara kingdom was founded in the 17th century and reached its pinnacle between 1760 and 1787 during the reign of N’golo Diarra is credited with conquering the Peul people and in and in turned claimed the cities of Djenne and Timbuktu. However, during the 19th century, the kingdom began to decline and ultimately fell to the French when they arrived in 1892. For the most part, Bambara society is structured around six male societies, known as the Dyow (sing Dyo).”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

About the Marka People

“The Warka (also known as Marka) and Bozo tribes occupy the northern region of the Bambara territory. Although they speak different languages, they share a number of institutions and are famous for their masks and puppets. Similar to Bambara Ntomo society masks, Warka masks are generally carved with a comb on top of the head, but unlike Bambara masks they are often covered with metal plaques.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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