Welcome To The Premier Place For Serious Collectors of Fine Authentic African Tribal Art. Over 10 Years Online Serving Thousands of Satisfied Customers. Offering the Finest Quality Sub-Saharan African Art.Outstanding African Niger Delta / Mali Djenne Figure. Inches: Height: 10 Inches Centimeters: Height: 25.5 Centimeters Measurements Sculpture Only Material: Terracotta Estimated Age: 12th -15th Century Condition: Fair - Good Remarks: Stylized figure characteristic Djenne style sitting pose aged surface. Documentation of Authenticity / Any Available Provenance Will Be Included With This Piece. CONDITION Surface deterioration, chips and scrapes, cracks, crack to neck repaired, overall condition fair good.
Thank you and please view my other items. BACKGROUND Two major styles of terracotta statue have been attributed to the Mali empire the first is the Djenne style. Its name is derived from the archaeological site of Djenne-Djenno and it includes figures dating from the 12th to the 15th century which all have naturalistic rounded features and facial scarifications.The second style, known as the Bankoni style, is centered around the modern town of Bamako and is characterized predominately by figures with elongated features dating from the same period. Painter Fred Uhlman words - Most of the artists I admired, Picasso, Modigliani, Deraini, to mention only a few, had collected African art and had been profoundly influenced by it. Shortly afterwards I bought the Baule Fetish and the Baule bobbin which are still two of the finest pieces in my collection. It is easy to see why I bought them and why from that moment I have never stopped collecting. The head of the bobbin or heddle - pulley which is after all only a functional object for the purpose of weaving seemed to me then and today as beautiful as a Greek goddess.
The fetish moved me as deeply as the bobbin by its silent tragic dignity and its air of profound meditation. GUARANTEE AUTHENTICITY AND CONDITION OF ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO THEIR DESCRIPTION AND PICTURES. PACKING FRAGILE ART ITEM NEEDS CAREFUL ATTENTION AND WILL NEVER BE FAST, BUT WE DO OUT BEST TO MAKE SURE IT WILL ARRIVE FOR YOU SAFELY. The item "GothamGallery African Tribal Art Mali Djenne Ancient Terracotta Sculpture CC" is in sale since Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Other African Antiques". The seller is "gothamgallery" and is located in Huntersville, North Carolina.
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