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IRON EQUESTRIAN HORSEMAN

AFRICA BAMBARA MALI

Everyday Objects:
According to Bambara beliefs, the soul of the deceased ascends thru branches or parts of a sacred tree (Bana tree) in order to gain access to the seven heavens and the after life. The iron staffs and iron equestrian figures are also used during funeral initiation ceremonies. These small figures are placed upright near the sanctuary in which larger figures were kept. Source: THE TRIBAL ARTS OF AFRICA by Jean Baptiste Bacquart

Price: $1,800.00





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