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Bamana Figure

As the vessels and nurturers of new life, women are accorded a great deal of respect in many African societies. This Bamana figure celebrates the procreative power of women, presenting a universalized image of motherhood. For further details, see Joseph P. Becherer, Selections from the Collections of the Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN: The Kinsey Institute, 1990.

[Photo of Bamana statue]

Mali, West Africa
c. 20th Century
Wood, 6'5" high

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