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Ritual Object (Boli)
Mid-19th/ mid-20th century

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Sahelese; Mali; Bamana
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Mali//Africa, Sudanic Africa, Mali (SL) Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali
Creator Active Place: Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali
Creator Name-CRT: Bamana
Title: Ritual Object (Boli)
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 1850
Creation End Date: 1950
Creation Date: Mid-19th/ mid-20th century
Creation Place: Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood, cloth, mud, sacrificial materials
Dimensions: H: 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm); L: 20 3/8 in. (51.7 cm); W: 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1961.1177
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift from Mr. & Mrs. Harold X. Weinstein.
Subject Description: Ritual object, possibly in the shape of a water buffalo. Body constructed by build up of sacrificial materials on cloth and wood core. Rounded body with large hump in center of back area; supported by four legs. Head indicated by rounded extension from body form. Crack in surface throughout.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1961.1177
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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