Bamana. <em>Boli Figure, for the Kono Society</em>, late 19th–early 20th century. Clay and organic materials, 15 x 7 x 21 1/2 in. (38.1 x 17.8 x 54.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georges Rodrigues, 75.77. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.77_SL1.jpg)

Boli Figure, for the Kono Society


Medium: Clay and organic materials

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th–early 20th century

Dimensions: 15 x 7 x 21 1/2 in. (38.1 x 17.8 x 54.6 cm)


Accession Number: 75.77

Image: 75.77_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Four legged animal without defined features. It has a flat rump, stands on four squat legs, has a hump on its back, and a rounded head. It is composed of a variety of materials: a hard wooden core covered with bark, plant fibers, clay and other materials. CONDITION: Very fragile with losses of outer layers: cleared, crackled and crumbling areas.

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