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Bambara stool


Wood, brass tacks

41 cm

First half of the 20th Cent.


In "Bamana. The art of existence in Mali" (edited by Jean-Paul Colleyn", 2001 - see images) Colleyn states that such stools evoke female physical health and fecundity and that these forms also appear in Jo sculpture.

For other famous examples, see Musée Barbier-Muller inv 1004-40 (Exposed and published in "Sièges d'Afrique noire du Musée Barbier Muller") and Yves Saint-Laurent & Pierre Bergé collection, Rémy le Fur, Paris 10 June 2020, lot 264. Paris

Provenance: Vincent Price (American actor, art historian and collector), Beverly Hills, CA, USA) ; Bradley Reiman, Alexandria VA, USA.

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