Superb large Jonyeleni statue - Wood - Bambara - Mali

Description
Superb large Jonyeleni statue - Wood - Bambara - Mali
Mid 20th century - Good

Magnificent Bambara JONYELENI Statuette from Mali, in very hard and dense wood, magnificent patina, in good overall condition, you can note the little stabilised cracks due to antiquity and exhibition.
Dating: 1950

Statuettes named Jonyeleni are representations of the woman at the first origin of the Jo.
These are the physical incarnation of the soul of the feminine entity at the origin of the creation of initiatory practices, which structure and maintain social order.
These figurines remind a young girl in her ideal state, at her highest degree of physical attraction.
Jonyeleni figurines are used during septennial initiations which bring these from village to village, carried by the Jodenw.

From a personal collection acquired over the years, guaranteeing origin and authentic provenance.



Dimensions of the figurine:
Height, without stand: 45 cm
Width without stand: 9 cm


Weight, including the stand: 2 kilograms.

Sold with a stand.



Careful shipment with track & trace.

Lot details
Object
Superb large Jonyeleni statue
Ethnic group/ culture
Bambara
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
71×18×18 cm
Weight
6050 g
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