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.
- Ancestor statue
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Côte d'Ivoire
- 2nd half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 59×5×5 cm