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A tall carved wooden female sculpture with highly stylized form and features. Bamana peoples, Mali, Africa. Among the Bamana figures of this kind are known as nyeleni among the Bamana people of Mali. The figures are an idealization of youthful feminine beauty. The term nyeleni is derived from a traditional Bamana girl's name and has multiple interpretations, including "pretty little one" or "little ornament." This statue measures 30 inches tall ( 32 inches tall on custom professional display stand)


Eroded and worn, fair condition.

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A Highly Stylized Bamana Nyeleni Sculpture African Art

Sun, Jul 22, 2018 4:00 PM GMT
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