Mouse oracle box - Baoule - Gbékré Sé - Côte d'Ivoire

Mouse oracle box - Baoule - Gbékré Sé - Côte d'Ivoire
Mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Height: 69 cm.
Former collection France - collected in situ, in a village, before 1970.
Imposing and heavy object.

Magisterial Oracle from the Baule ethnic group.
It comes in the form of a box named Gbékré Sé.
The soothsayer would place twigs and a mouse inside of it. By its movements, the mouse moved the twigs and the soothsayer would then interpret for his client the new arrangement.
The body of the box is decorated with a figure, characteristic of Baule art.

Cf. Trésors de Côte d'Ivoire: Les grandes traditions artistiques de la Côte d'Ivoire, F. Neyt, 2014.
Cf. Arts premiers de Côte d'Ivoire, A-M. Boyer, 1997.

Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track & trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Mouse oracle box
Indigenous object name
Gbékré Sé
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Mid 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
69×0×0 cm
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