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This is Baule figure Biolo Bian
PROVENANCE: Private Belgian collection since the 1970's
H= 42 cm. Wood. Fine layered patina
Spirit spouse named Blolo Bian from the Baule tribe in Ivory Coast
Baule men and women have figures like this carved for their “other-world” or spirit spouses in order to please them and ensure they will bring health and good fortune. Above all, spirits require these figures to be beautiful. The spirit determines how he/she should look by revealing him/herself in a dream, either to his/her human spouse, a diviner, or the figure’s carver. This figure’s scarification patterns, placid countenance, coiffure, long neck and robust calves are features of ideal beauty in Baule eyes.
David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.
All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
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Please note: seller guarantees this mask authenticity.
- Ancestor statue
- Indigenous object name
- Biolo Bian-NO RESERVE
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Ivory Coast
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 42×8×9 cm