- I think Daniel is correct about the attempted stylized representation, but I must say, I have never seen any female figure... Bamana, Bambara, Dogon, or otherMessage 1 of 3 , Jul 6, 2011View SourceI think Daniel is correct about the attempted stylized representation, but I must say, I have never seen any female figure... Bamana, Bambara, Dogon, or other affliations with thier mouths open and exposing their teeth.Maybe, I am wrong, but considering customs and traditions, this could be considered quite offensive, without proper virtue and flat wrong.Women are generally carved with a very small mouth, indicating proper silence, and virtue as well as typically slower to speak.Ed
From: "dwolf22@..." <dwolf22@...>
Sent: Wed, July 6, 2011 12:52:08 PM
Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Carved Female Seated Figure
You may want to have a look at 'Jo' figures of the Bamana people in Mali ...bamana art ... jo figure - Google Search .... the face is odd for the Jo figures I've seen ... has characteristics of work from the Segou region .... and it's hard to see the details from your pics ... or what she is holding .... but it doesn't seem to be a maternity figure typical of this style.danielIn a message dated 7/6/2011 9:57:53 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time, hjn_consulting@... writes:
I have aquired this seated female carving and do not know the origin or much about it. I have looked all over the internet for smilar.
Dimensions 37H x 9D x 8.5W
image location: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/recent/120543622/view
Thank you in advance.