The Malinke figure represents an ancestor referred to as queen because of her dignified, regal posture and feminine beauty. The figures were given to young girls in hopes of promoting fertility. Our figure has fragmented legs, elongated arms and torso, protruding breasts and incised designs on her front and back.

Origin: Mali
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a San Francisco, CA collection
Materials: Wood with custom stand
Dimensions: 7 in. high x  2  in. wide
Condition: The figure has fragmented legs, some abrasions and age cracks on facial plane
Inventory #A1028
Price: $375
Shipping: Included within continental United States. International shipping, please contact us for rates.

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