This is a Baga protective serpent, known in the literature under various names: Bansonyi, A-mantsho-na-tshol or Inap. The serpent represented is said to be similar to the ferocious python which spirit called Ninkinanka is involved in curing infertility and droughts, bringing prosperity, wealth, and rain. These sculptures are worn on the top of the head, with a headdress to hold it fitting around the shoulders.
Our sculptures are all hand made and no two are the exact same. They make beautiful interior design objects.
Size: 118.5cmH x 18cmW at the head x 14cmD