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Auction Closes At: 15:57:01 09/20/2019
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 599. Large Bamana Jo Society Figure
Estimate: $3,000-$5,000
Current High Bid: $450.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $450.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Mali.
Period: --
Size: 36-1/4”H.

Description: Good old carving of a female with long fluid lines, standing on domed feet, with long parallel legs, slender torso with heavy breasts, diminutive arms, hanging at the sides. Her long neck supports a slender ovoid head with large hollowed ears, short crested hair, and faint indication of low relief straight nose and small eyes. Old dessicated dry patina with buildup of deposits especially on top of head and face. Age cracks, loss of right hand. Custom base. In addition to the initiations every seven years, the Jo society has an annual cycle of rituals to renew the cycle of the seasons, celebrate the fertility of women, encourage crops, honor ancestors, and strengthen the Jo society. “Jomooni” or Jo statues are taken out and ritually purified by pouring water over them and anointed with oil and decorated with beads. Colleyn, J., “Bamana: The Art of Existence in Mali” p. 133.
Provenance: The William W. Brill collection, NYC., by inheritance to family.
Shipping Fee:
National: $45.00
International: $179.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).
   




Large Bamana Jo Society Figure

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Djinn $450.00 1 9/20/2019 3:37:29 PM
2. dylon $400.00 1 9/20/2019 3:28:44 PM
3. Djinn $350.00 1 9/19/2019 6:25:06 PM
4. David M. $300.00 1 9/19/2019 3:43:47 PM
5. dylon $150.00 1 9/19/2019 9:23:59 AM

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