Maternity figure (1) - Hardwood - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Maternity figure (1) - Hardwood - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire
2nd half 20th century - Good

Beautiful Baoulé maternity figure: mother with child on the back, sculpture in hard wood.

An important belief of the African Baoulé tribe is reincarnation. The basis of this belief lies in a successful 'cycle of life' and healthy fertility. In order to stimulate a healthy pregnancy, birth and life, the Baoulés call on higher spiritual help from mothers and children. This figurine ensures a thriving life cycle.

The mother has a beautiful expression on her face, beautiful proportions of her body, detailed headdress and clearly visible scarifications. The baby she carries on her back also has beautiful elaborate details and a fresh look.

A beautiful figurine in hardwood, in good condition.
Origin: Ivory Coast.
Tribe: Baoulé.

Shipping with Track & Trace.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Maternity figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Hardwood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
39×13×12 cm
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