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Lot 0026 Details

Description
A wrought iron figure fashioned by a Bamana blacksmith, and originally wrapped in leather. Blacksmiths hold an exalted status in most African societies, and learning to become one stems in part from lengthy apprenticeships.Typically, a young boy will work the bellows for his father or uncle for several years while studying his way of working. H= 50cm
Condition
Patinated iron and leather
Dimensions
12.9 x 49.5 x 3 cm
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Bamana iron

Estimate €800 - €1,200Sep 22, 2019
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