BAGA PROTECTIVE SERPENTS ARCHIVES, Guinea

In spite of their appearance, these serpent figures show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

The snakes below have been SOLD. They are left here for educational and research purposes.

For UNSOLD Baga serpents  GO TO BAGA PROTECTIVE SERPENTS PAGE


 

Baga
Snake1

SOLD

 

Baga
Snake 2

SOLD

Baga
Snake 4

SOLD

Baga
Snake 5

SOLD 

Baga
Snake 20

SOLD

Baga
Snake12

SOLD

Baga
Snake14

SOLD 

Baga
Snake18

SOLD 

 

Baga
Snake 21
SOLD

 

Baga
Snake 22
SOLD

 

Baga
Snake 23
SOLD

Baga
Snake 33
SOLD
 

 

Baga
Snake 26
SOLD

Baga
Snake 27
SOLD
 

 

Baga
Snake 28
SOLD

Baga
Snake 29
SOLD
 

 

 Baga
Snake 34
SOLD

 

Baga
Snake 3

SOLD

 

 Baga
Snake 36
SOLD

 Baga
Snake 37
SOLD
 

 

 Baga
Snake 41
SOLD

 

 Baga
Snake 43
SOLD

 

  Baga
Snake 44
SOLD

 

  Baga
Snake 45
SOLD

 

Baga
Snake 46
SOLD

Baga
Snake 47
SOLD
  

Baga
Snake 48
SOLD

 Baga
Snake 49
SOLD

 

 Baga
Snake 42
SOLD

 

 Baga
Snake 58
SOLD

 

 Baga
Snake 39
SOLD

Baga
Snake 6

SOLD 

 

Baga
Snake 50
SOLD
 

 

 Baga
Snake 52
SOLD
 

 Baga
Snake 53
SOLD
 

  Baga
Snake 55
SOLD

 

Baga
Snake 56
SOLD
 

Baga
Snake 59
SOLD 

 Baga
Snake 57
SOLD

Baga
Snake 17
SOLD

 

Baga
Snake 24
66" high
SOLD

Baga
Snake 9

56" high
SOLD

Baga
Snake 16

65" high
SOLD

Baga
Snake 25
62" high
SOLD

Baga
Snake 60
81" high
SOLD 

Baga
Snake 30
75" high
SOLD


Baga
Snake 61
62" high
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAGA, PROTECTIVE SERPENTS ARCHIVES, Guinea

The serpent, Kakilambe, is a protective spirit that presides over young men's initiation camps. It appears in the village on ritual days and to announce the return of the boys as men. Most versions, even the very large ones, were worn as headdresses.

We recommmend Art of The Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention by Frederick Lamp (Museum for African Art/Prestel).

 



Baga Nimba , Baga Serpent and Baga/Nalu Banda headdresses
at Art Institute of Chicago.

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