EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI

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Lot 36
EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI

Sold for US$ 52,812 inc. premium

African and Oceanic Art

19 Nov 2020, 11:00 PST

Los Angeles

EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
chi wara
height 33in (83.8cm)

Provenance
Galerie Hélène and Philippe Leloup, Paris
American Private Collection, acquired from the above in 1991

Exhibited
Los Angeles, The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 26 February - 9 July 2017

Published
Nooter, Polly, The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts, Tribal Art Magazine, Summer 2017, Issue 84, illustrated

Intricately carved of highly stylized form, the artist has masterfully created a design which successfully balances the negative and positive spaces. The horizontal, cylindrical torso rests on squared legs and supports a long, curvilinear neck with a radiating openwork panel representing an abstract mane behind; the elongated, vertical head with metal band affixed to the forehead, a long snout with diminutive mouth and topped with long horns reaching vertically upwards with each tip gently curving back; incised geometric motifs highlight the torso and forehead; fine, dark brown patina with areas of encrustation indicative of significant age and cultural use.
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EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
EXCEPTIONAL BAMANA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS, PROBABLY SÉGUO REGION, MALI
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