African Tribal Art - Terracotta Bedpost, Djenne Area, Mali

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Djenne area, Mali
18" (45.7 cm) high by 9" (22.8 cm) in diameter
Late 19th to early 20th century

A large, thick, sturdy terracotta bedpost from the Djenne area of Mali; there would have been one post at each of four corners with wood poles inserted into the ovoid opening. Decorated with incised lines on the tapering body.


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