About this object

This puppet of the Merekun type would have been performed in a Bamana masquerade drama called Sogo bo, which is concerned with social criticism, and often dramatizes conflicts between co-wives in a polygamous family.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Performance
  • Culture
    Bamana [Bambara]
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Mali
  • Date made
    1965 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Cowrie
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Gallery 43, 1965.
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1965 before
  • Measurements
    565 mm x 127 mm x 123 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: Dance Marionette (Bambara). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1965 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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