period 1930-1940 - Great provenance
A fine and elegant male ancestor figure (blolo bian) of the Baule tribe (Ivory Coast - Region of Bocanda).
Superb patina!! 49 centimeters without stand.
Provenance Guy Nére , Gouverneur. Certificat of authenticity by Georges Koussaki, Président National des Antiquaires du Côte d'Ivoire, and another certificat of Gallery The Collection (now Gallery Ilunga, Impasse Saint Jacques, Brussels) will be handed to the buyer. This gallery is well known for its expertise in Baule art. This piece has been exhibited at the BRUNEAF Tribal Art Fair in Brussels in 2007.
An age analysis report by the Laboratorio Scientifico del Museo d'Arte e Scienza di Milano (Italy) dates this figure in the period 1930 to 1940. This report will also be handed over to the buyer.
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