Power Object (Boli)

Wood, sacrificial materials (patina) | 36.2 x 18.4cm | 19th-first half of 20th century

Unknown Artist

A rough, cracked surface obscures exact identification of the organic and inorganic materials assembled to create the boli (pl.: boliw), or power object, shown here. Such objects play an essential role within Bamana spiritual life. Boliw have attract...
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