Lot 407: A Bamana Jonyeleni sculpture
November 27, 2016
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Description: A Bamana Jonyeleni sculpture related to the Bozo style (we got two different informations of the ethnic group-origin of this figure from the Mande complex of Mali) standing on a circular base, the hand carved close to the columnar torso, large protruding breasts, an elongated neck, surmounted by an ovoid head with fine fascial features, framed by large u-shaped ears, the domed, threeparted and openwork coiffure with rows of attachments in form of iron.rings; blackened surface, with remnants of oxidised karité oil and a light dustpatina, a rare exemplar, not existing in literature.Height: 70 cmWeight: 3 kg