Spoon - Wood - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Spoon - Wood - Baoulé - Ivory Coast
Interbellum - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

A wooden, oval spoon, made and decorated by the Baule people in Ivory Coast. The handle ends in a peak and its edge is divided into little squares. Spoons like this are usually feast ladles and are used to distribute food at feasts or special ceremonies.

Origin: Ivory Coast
Dimensions: approx 33x9x3

This item comes with a signed and stamped certificate confirming its authenticity. All our lots are appraised and checked by Jos Humblet. Mr. Humblet (°1954, Brussels) graduated in 1978 as Master of Art at St. Lukas in Brussels. From 1978 until 1993 he worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he specialised in formal analysis of works of art. Mr. Humblet started collecting tribal art in 1980 and became a dealer in 1995, specialising in art from Kongo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

All items are packed with the utmost care and shipped insured with DHL Express.

Lot details
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
33×9×3 cm
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