Ancestor statue - Wood - bolobla - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Ancestor statue - Wood - bolobla - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Hieratic Asie Usu Figurine from the centre of Ivory Coast
These ancestor figurines represent the spirit of a dignitary.
Libations of organic matters were regularly offered on these figurines.
The hands are placed against the torso. Please note the characteristic scarifications of the Baule on the face and along the body.

Heavy wood with a crusty patina.

Lot details
Object
Ancestor statue
Indigenous object name
bolobla
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
59×5×5 cm
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