Rare puppet figure of equestrian from the Bambara people of Mali.
The puppet player showed his narrative skills at diverse festivities such as those of birth, marriage, harvest, celebrations to ask for a good hunt.
Beautiful wooden marionette of a horse rider. Abundantly decorated with grass-like fibers. Horses and riders are highly regarded in the BAMBARA culture. They represent wealth and power. Good condition with traces of tribal use. The neck of the figure hangs a bit lose.
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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- Equestrian Puppet
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- Mid 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 55×35×13 cm
- 1700 g