Female figure - Wood - Dyonyeni - Bambara - Mali

Description
Female figure - Wood - Dyonyeni - Bambara - Mali
Mid 20th century - Good

Authentic Dyonyeni female figure from the BAMANA tribe, Mali.
The Dyonyeni are associated with Southern Dyo and Kwore society.
These female images usually appear with large conical breasts and measure between 40 and 85 cm in height. They were used during ritual dances to celebrate the end of the initiation ceremonies.
Figures represented the Bamana idea of beauty.
Considered the age, overall good condition with clear traces of wear and tear (tribal use). Good patina with some aging signs.

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
Female figure
Indigenous object name
Dyonyeni
Ethnic group/ culture
Bambara
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
79×19×17 cm
Weight
4200 g
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