Jonyeleni Statuette - Bambara/Bamana - Mali
Estimated age: Middle of the 20th century, between 1940 and 1960
Wonderful patina of antiquity and wear.
Aspect of surface: used.
Apparent condition: very good condition.
State of preservation: in its glaze.
Ethnic group: Bambara/Bamana
Country of origin: Mali
Former private French collection.
Former Jean-François Grivot JFG Collection (referenced in my police book (Ref.30.4.11), I am a retired antiquarian).
Dimensions, in cm: 57 x 15 cm
Weight, in grams: 1747.
Statuettes named Jonyeleni are representations of the woman at the first origin of the Jo.
These are the physical incarnations of the soul of the feminine entity at the origin of the creation of initiatory practices, which structure and maintain social order.
These figurines remind a young girl in her ideal state, at her highest degree of physical attraction.
Jonyeleni figurines are used during septennial initiations which bring these from village to village, carried by the Jodenw.
On that day, at the beginning of the rainy season, these sculptures are asked to guarantee the fertility of the soil, women's fecundity and the perpetuation of good relations with the Ancestors.
It will be packaged and shipped with care, via registered and insured express parcel (Colissimo).
- Statuetta Bambara - Mali
- Nome dell’articolo autoctono
- Regione / Paese
- Legno massiccio
- metà del XX secolo
- Con supporto incluso
- 57×15×57 cm
- 1747 g