Lot: 216

94th Tribal Art Auction

Staff with female figure "solima bere"

Mali, Bamana, Sikasso region, Kolondiéba circle, village Fakola

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Karl-Heinz Krieg, Neuenkirchen, Germany
American Private Collection
H: 58.7 inch sold

wood, metal, leather, traces of sticky sacrificial patina, old collection number and inscription "F 124 / 64 Bambara / Mali - Cercel (Cercle) de Fakola - Krieg", rest.

Fakola is a community in the Kolondiéba circle / district in the Sikasso region.

This staffs were used in the initiation of girls into womanhood.

Colleyn, Jean Paul (Hg.), Bamana, Zürich 2001, p. 56