Project Description

Horseman Figure, 19th century;
Bambara, Massig, Dioila District, Mali
Gift of Dr. Pascal James Imperato, 1980

Gouantigui depicted as a horseman holding up a knife...The style is indicative of the Gouan Society, but the facial features and conical hat show Moslem influence...This figure symbolizes the “Ndemadyiri”, the divine blacksmith.