Lot 52: A Bamana chiwara dance crest

People: Bamana
H: 12.75", L: 23 ¾"
Of classical horizontal form, with high domed forehead, concave facial planes, with inset eyes; the open mouth with tongue on the same horizontal plane as ears and back-sweeping horns; the columnar neck above the rounded arched back; the front and back legs bent in opposition to one another, with raised tail. Fine surface with incising, on a custom base.

From an Austrian private collection

Price Realized: $1,400

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