BAGA STYLE PROTECTIVE SERPENTS, Guinea

In spite of their appearance, these serpent figures show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


Baga Style
Snake 8
49" high
$900

Baga Style
Snake 35
58" high
$2000

 

Baga Style
Snake 7

46" high
$900

 

Baga Style
Snake 10

39" high
$900


Baga Style
Snake 11

49" high
$900

Baga Style
Snake 13

47" high
$800 

Baga Style
Snake 15

46" high
$900

 

Baga Style
Snake 32
56" high
$1200

 

 Baga Style
Snake 38
68" high
$1200

 

 Baga Style
Snake 40
79" high
$1500

 Baga Style
Snake 51
85" high
$1500

Baga Style
Snake 54
81" high
$2000

 

Baga Style
Snake 31
78" high
$2000


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAGA STYLE , PROTECTIVE SERPENTS, Guinea

The serpent, Kakilambe, is a protective spirit that presides over young men's initiation camps. It appears in the village on ritual days and to announce the return of the boys as men. Most versions, even the very large ones, were worn as headdresses (see image below).

We recommmend Art of The Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention by Frederick Lamp (Museum for African Art/Prestel)



Baga Nimba, Baga Serpent and Baga/Nalu Banda headdresses
at Art Institute of Chicago.


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