Figure - Wood - Colon - Baule - West Africa

Description
Figure - Wood - Colon - Baule - West Africa
2nd half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

A Baule Colon figure representing a French officer

H= 45 cm

CONDITION: wood, red, black , white green paint.cracks in base, slight cracks and scratches in the wood, part of hat and base re glued, otherwise perfect condition.

Shows an African man with a pith helmet and a costume with red-green tie and pants, one hand in his pocket, the other along the body, wearing white shoes.

The pith helmet is painted white, the rest of the sculpture is painted , with his white feets standing upon an unpainted wooden base. The Baule are people coming from Cote D'Ivoire. Such figures -also found among the Akan- meaning "colonial" feature when African men are in French dress.

Collected in the 70's by a private collector in Antwerp. Estimated age: 1960-70's

Lot details
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
Colon
Ethnic group/ culture
Baule
Region/ country
West Africa
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
45×12×10 cm
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