Ancestor statue (1) - Wood - Botumba - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Ancestor statue (1) - Wood - Botumba - Côte d'Ivoire
1st half 20th century - Good

GUY PIAZZINI PRIVATE COLLECTION.

Items. Botumbo Baule monkey.
Region/Country: Côte d’Ivoire.
Material: Wood.
Period: 1930.
Condition: In good condition.
Sold with a stand. Yes.
Size: Height: 50 cm.



M BOTUMBO MONKEY - BAULE - COTE D’IVOIRE - AFRICAN STATUARY.

In general, the BAULE agricultural world worships many agrarian divinities. Those are always represented by figures which are half-human, half-animal.
The monkey is one of them.
Its posture is always the same: it stands in a position ready to receive offerings. Its legs are bent and there is always a cup between its hands, which is placed under the chin.
Those statuettes embody the monkey genie, Gbékré, an awesome and feared character, able to cause phenomenons of possession.



Private collection of Guy Piazzini who died in 2018.
Guy Piazzini was a former gallery owner in the 1980s in Paris and a great tribal art dealer. Those who knew the Gam gallery located 13 rue Bonaparte in the 6th arrondissement of Paris in the Saint Germain des Prés neighbourhood, this Baule monkey statue is part of the Guy Piazzini collection which was exhibited between 2014 and 2015 at the Gam gallery which closed permanently in 2016. It dates from 1930, the buyer may have it certified within 10 days afters the parcel receipt.

Shipment within 24 working hours.
Tracking number included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

M BOTUMBO MONKEY - BAULE - COTE D’IVOIRE - AFRICAN STATUARY.

In general, the BAULE agricultural world worships many agrarian divinities. Those are always represented by figures which are half-human, half-animal.
The monkey is one of them.
Its posture is always the same: it stands in a position ready to receive offerings. Its legs are bent and there is always a cup between its hands, which is placed under the chin.
Those statuettes embody the monkey genie, Gbékré, an awesome and feared character, able to cause phenomenons of possession.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Ancestor statue
Indigenous object name
Botumba
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
0×50×50 cm
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