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Female Ancestor Statue - BAULE - Ivory Coast

Lot reference 932883
Female Ancestor Statue - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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1930-1940 - Good condition

Female baule carved from wood, used to honour one's ancestors.

Provenance: The David Abbate (1949-2013) Collection, USA.
Hight: 57 cm, 22,44 inch.

With traces of use and age.

Elongated female figure with ful hips, slight torso and fine hands resting at her sides, with long neck and scarification on the face, torso and back. Oval face with metal decoration on the forehead and stylized features. Detailed hairstyle. With cloth and string of beads wound around her hips. Handsome grayish brown patina, stained by repeated offerings.

Probably made for a diviner, as indicated by the layered and encrusted patina. These figures represent klo sran, or civilized people from the village (as opposed to the wild bush spirits). Therefore, this could represent an important ancestral figure (Vogel 1997: 168).

Can be viewed or picked up at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.

Sold with a written description of the tribe and with the private opinion of David Norden.

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    Belle représentation Baule, peu courante avec belle patine/Agréable.
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    lovviere April 18, 2018

  • Objet sympathique, ancien et … dégageant une odeur à vous faire tousser. Merci pour l'envoi rapide et le très bon contact.

    Rochettaz April 16, 2018

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    Excellent Seller. Very good transaction. Highly recommended A+++++++++++
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    tatiefraise007 April 9, 2018

  • Excellent seller, transaction went perfect as always. Highly recommended!

    alexander2404 March 4, 2018

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