Lot: 155

89th Tribal Art Auction

Female marionette "merekun"

Mali, Bamana

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Alain Bovis, Paris, France
French Private Collection
H: 27.6 inch 3500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, metal sheet, rep., base The puppet theatre "sogo bò" is subject to the patronage of "kamalen ton", a society of boys coming from one village community. The theatre consists of a sequence of singular scenes, interrupted by short performances of singing and dancing.


Colleyn, Jean Paul (Hg.), Bamana, Zürich 2001, p. 90
Galerie Alain Bovis, Bambara, Dogon, Sénoufo, Paris, 2005, p. 24, ill. 10