The present, typical and old Bambara figure is carved from hard, heavy wood. A tall crested coiffure, with plaits on both sides in front of her prominent protruding ears, with a long, straight nose and a sketched mouth.
Her body displays etched, decorative scarification marks on her chest and back in the form of straight, crossed and jagged lines. The arms point straight downwards, with delicate hands. Her breasts point directly forwards as a sign of her fertility.The navel is accentuated and the hips are distinct. This is a museum quality figure with Provenance. Please see illustration in the catalog attached. (Catalog is not for sale)Height: 36 I can make you a copy of the catalog in Provenance: Butterfield and Butterfield San Fransico (Now Bonhams) Please refer to the photos for catalogue.
The item "Important African Art from the private collection of a West African princess" is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues". The seller is "alibenhammou" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.