Equestrian Puppet - Wood - Bambara - Mali

Description
Equestrian Puppet - Wood - Bambara - Mali
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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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Lot details
Object
Equestrian Puppet
Ethnic group/ culture
Bambara
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
55×35×13 cm
Weight
1700 g
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