Figure - Wood - Exceptional Baule Male Figure - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Description
Figure - Wood - Exceptional Baule Male Figure - Baoulé - Ivory Coast
mid 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

standing on a wooden base. With finely incised feet supporting powerful bent legs and protruding buttocks and pendant phallus beneath a slender columnar torso framed by the finely carved hands, the right one splayed on the abdomen, the left holding a stick. The oval head with forward projecting facial plane and tapering chin with pendant beard. The figure has circular ears high on the head and surmounted by a back swept coiffure terminating in two braids at the back. The Baule sculpture has raised scarification on the torso, neck temples and forehead. Rich dark brown patina.

Provenance: The property of Mr. Gordon B. Lankton, Massachusetts
This impressive Baule male figure is an exceptional example of Baule sculptures. The figure was collected by a member of the owner’s family in the 1960’s and has remained in the family since that time.

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Lot details
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
Exceptional Baule Male Figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
50×0×0 cm
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