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Ram's Head Marionette

This ram puppet is typical of the types of puppets used during Sogo Bo masquerades. The masquerades are performed by village youth associations and feature both animal and human puppets. The dancers, who mimic the behaviors of the animals they represent, do not speak and are accompanied by...

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Provenance

Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Mali, Bamana peoples, 20th century

Object Place

Mali

Dimensions

Overall: 48 x 21 x 9 cm (18 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2571

Medium or Technique

wood, paint

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Decorative arts