BAMANA BOLI (BULL) FIGURES 2, Mali

The Bamana Boli figure below shows no sign of age or use and was probably made to be sold.


BAMANA
Boli 29
13" high x 13" long
$300


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMANA, BOLI (BULL) FIGURES 2, Mali

These figures are assembled from diverse organic materials over a wooden core. They are thought to symbolize the universe and to harness spiritual power. Called Boli, they are placed on altars. The most common form is this "bull" shape, but Boli may take other shapes as well.

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