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Female Ancestor Statue - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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Female Ancestor Statue - BAULE - Ivory Coast

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$ 2,095 Bidder 7235
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$ 1,979 Bidder 5433
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$ 1,863 Bidder 7235
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$ 1,630 Bidder 5433
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$ 1,513 Bidder 9737
18-01-2015 20:29:08

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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Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Perfecte service en documentatie.

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    All ways perfect transactions, excellent seller. Thank you

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    Tutto bene. Oggetto interessante

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    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

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