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Miniature Bronze Figurine

Djenne, Mali

Fine Miniature Bronze Figure. Djenne Period, Mali. 12th - 16th Century

Miniature bronze figurines dating back to the Djenne period are some of the earliest known examples of African figurative art. This beautifully cast sculpture depicts a male figure – who, with his elongated beard and cap – possibly resembled a person of importance. The figure’s long, extended arms rest on his knees, which curve backwards in a kneeling position. Over the centuries, weathering has developed a verdigris surface patina. The specific traditional purpose of bronze miniature figures such as this is not known.

Ex Rene David Estate, Zurich

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H (Incl. Display Stand): 6.5cm
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