Figure - Wood - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Figure - Wood - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire
Mid 20th century - Good

Ivory Coast Baule figure / sculpture of a woman, Ivory Coast.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Tribe: Baule
Material: wood
Height: 51 cm
Width: 10 cm
Depth: 13 cm
Weight: 1.5 kg

The Baule people believe that human experience evolves from the spirit world of their ancestors (blolo) and it is this that controls and determines the fate of the living, and is linked forever with them.
The soothsayers of the Baule (selected by spirits, the asye usu, as a medium) use such divination figures as a link to the spirit world.

Lot details
Object
Figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
51×10×13 cm
Weight
1.5 kg
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