Lot: 163

89th Tribal Art Auction

Marionette "meren"

Mali, Bozo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Mamadou Keita, Amsterdam, The Netherlands H: 18.1 inch 900 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, mother-of-pearl buttons, fabric, base

Among the Bamana and Bozo peoples, puppets are used to tell stories and sometimes satirize conventional customs or important persons.

Bless, F. & A. Panday, Bozo-Mali, Njmegen 2000