This statue was carved by the people of Mali. The statue is a standing female. Small-scale female figures of this kind are known as nyeleni among the Bamana people of Mali. Bamana artists work in mud-dyed cloth, wood, iron, bronze, and brass to make ritual objects, masks, and tools.
Culture and Traditions
Bamana is a member of the Mande culture, a large and powerful group of people in western Africa. Kaarta and Segou are Bamana city-states, which were established in the 17th century and continued to have political influence throughout the western Sudan states into the 19th century.
Michael Wasserman donated in the year 2000.
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Prairie View A&M University, "BAMANA Culture Of Arts in Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal - (Standing Female)" (2000). African Sculptures and Masks. 13.