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  4. Imposing quality female figure on socle - BAULE - Ivory Coast

Imposing quality female figure on socle - BAULE - Ivory Coast

Lot reference 11950449

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Old piece with some damage due to wood bugs. First quarter 20-th century

Note with standing its age, this piece is relatively well-preserved. It shows a seated female of high social status holding her hands on her belly. Remarkably nice details in hairdo and body scarifications. Probably a so-called Asye-Usu figure, thought by the Baulé to house the spirit that inspires the divinator to make contact with the other-world to find answers for his client's problems.

For full description see photo number 30

Literature see : François Neyt: Trésors de Côte d'Ivoire, Brussels 2014, figs. 170 ff.

Dimensions : 55 x 14 x 13cm. socle 17 x 17 x 5 cm.
Tribe : Baulé
Region : Bauaké, the heartland of Baulé- culture
Material : Hardwood with old shiny patina
Weight : 1.875 kg.

Provenance : Private collection, Paris. Acquired on the open art market in 1948.

For original text from seller, see on this site: English

Sold with written declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized in the material cultures of Black Africa, south of the Sahara.
Sent by registered and insured mail.

Nl Bastien  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 114
Member since: November 19, 2014
  • Excellent as always!

    Chris-777 August 6, 2017

  • Very nice object as described, well packaged with interesting written description.

    Chris-777 August 6, 2017

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    Objets interessants, livraison OK, bon contact

    Treizecharmes August 3, 2017

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    Sehr rasche Lieferung, gut verpackt und alle versprochenen Unterlagen mitgeschickt. Bin vollkommen zufrieden mit der Abwicklung dieses Einkaufs. Vielen Dank

    FrancaMiro July 6, 2017

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    Thank you and Dr Westerdijk for the additional information

    charlypp July 4, 2017

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Belgium $ 29.33
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Germany $ 64.53
Denmark $ 64.53
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France $ 64.53
United Kingdom $ 64.53
Ireland $ 64.53
Italy $ 70.39
Luxembourg $ 52.79
Netherlands $ 17.60
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Poland $ 64.53
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United States $ 93.86
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Rest of the World $ 93.86

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