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Female ancestor figure - Wood - Dyonyeni - Bambara - Mali - Asian African Art
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Female ancestor figure – Wood – Dyonyeni – Bambara – Mali


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Female ancestor figure
Indigenous object name: Dyonyeni
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: 71×18×18 cm
Weight: 4500 g

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Wooden Dyonyeni figurine of the Bambara tribe from Mali. The Dyonyeni are associated with the southern Dyo and the Kwore society.
This feminine figurines usually come with large cone shaped breasts and are between 40 and 85 cm in height. They were used during ritual dances to celebrate the end of the initiation ceremonies.

Given its age, the figurine still remains in good condition. With traces of wear and tear, the figurine has a beautiful patina of old age.
Note the beautiful scarification on the body. The left ear of the figurine has been damaged.

The lot can be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art gallery in Vessem. In case of shipment, it will be carefully packed and sent by registered mail.