BAGA PROTECTIVE SERPENTS 3, 41-60

 Baga
Snake 51
85" high
$1500

  Baga
Snake 54
81" high
$2000
 

Baga
Snake 60
78" high
$500
 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAGA, PROTECTIVE SERPENTS 3, 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.

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

NOTE: Two serpents, Numbers 59-60, are very flat (see side views) and are wired to hang on a wall.

The largest snakes have to be packed and shipped by Craters and Freighters. We will charge whatever they charge us.

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

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