African puppets
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Great reference books on African puppets and marionette figures
Museum examples
Puppet above is in the collection at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY
The example below is not in my collection, it is for reference purposes only.
Dadyè kun
tête de l’antilope chevaline (head of the antelope)
région de Dia Mali
bois peint (wood, cloth)
tissu appliqué recouvert de bandes
de laiton et de fer blanc
hauteur 117 cm

Albert Loeb Gallery, Paris
Dadyè kun
Head of the antelope
41" long
Wood, metal, cloth, pigment
I believe this puppet head is from the Bozo people of Mali