Bwa couple figure (Three quarters view)

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Item : Bwa couple figure, Picture : Three quarters view (approx. 22 Kbytes)

This very rare couple is coming from a grouping of three Bwa villages located in the area of San (area bordering on the Burkina Faso). The original stylistic treatment indicates a very strong cultural identity, probably because of the proximity and of a majority presence of Bamana in this area of Mali.

This couple represents mythological characters (primordial ancestors half-human, half-animal), with elongated faces, and sited on stools. The bodies are decorated with engravings which symbolize scarifications. These pieces are of a very great antiquity.

Height : 9. 2 inches and 8. 4 inches

Object #2382

Origin :

Mali (San area)

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Material :

Bright-brownish wood, fine aged patina

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