BAMANA HORSEMEN, Mali

These Bamana horse and rider figures show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

BAMANA
Horseman 3

40" high
$1000

BAMANA
Horseman 4

45.5" high
$800

BAMANA
Horseman 5

48" high
$800

BAMANA
Horseman 6

17" high
$400

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMANA, HORSEMEN, Mali

The Bamana, like their neighbors, the Dogon, often used horsemen in some traditional sculpture. Only the greatest leaders were depicted on horseback. Owning a horse was a luxury, only for the rich and.powerful or those of high rank. Being shown on horseback was a great honor and so was ownership of a sculpture of a horseman, celebrating aesthetic expression and indicating wealth and status.

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