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Female Figure

Artist/Maker: Bamana people (Mali)

Date: early 20th century
Medium: carbonized wood, glass beads, plant fiber, metal, pigment and encrusted cloth
Overall: 17 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. (43.2 x 11.4 x 8.6 cm)
Classification: Visual Works
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Werner Muensterberger
Object number: 56.122.000
DescriptionFemale figure with a packet of magical substances on her back. Secret recipes (daliluw) contain ingredients that amass energy and have the power to influence events.
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