BAMANA JO MATERNITY FIGURE 55, Mali

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAMANA
JO MATERNITY FIGURE 55
29" high x 6" wide x 8" deep
$500

Despite its appearance, this Bamana figure shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

There are many cracks on the head, torso and base but they are stable.

Figures were carried in dance ceremonies by new members of the Jo association. Large seated figures of the Jo association were kept in shrines, and aided women who sought their help. Periodically they were brought out for fertility ceremonies. Figures represented the Bamana idea of beauty.

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