Kala Figure - Wood - Bambara - Mali

Description
Kala Figure - Wood - Bambara - Mali
Mid 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

A remarkable Kala figure of archaic, stylized form, a slender torso with a pointed navel, protruding, conical breasts, shortened arms with flattened, planklike hands, the elongated neck is supporting a head of nearly cubistic form, a threeparted coiffure in correspondence with funnel-shaped ears, shiny, blackened patina, traces of ritual use.
Fair condition with a great patina of age. The right hair tip is restored in the past.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Kala Figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Bambara
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
76×17×15 cm
Weight
3600 g
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