Ancestral figure or Mythical Spouse - Wood - Blolo Bian - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Ancestral figure or Mythical Spouse - Wood - Blolo Bian - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire
1920-1940 - Good

Provenance:
Private collection of Dir. Gerhard Vesely, Ethnogalerie Museum Schmiding
Blolo bian fetish, man from the afterlife. These fetishes are portrayals of ancestors or mythical spouses from the afterlife; one who is respected, manifested by a figure that corresponds to the fantasy or dream of the husband on earth.
The statue is a figure from the ancestral cult or an incarnation from the afterlife, revealed as a mythical spouse, that is cared for, nourished and respected.
Several age-related cracks from drying out.

Supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

Lot details
Object
Ancestral figure or Mythical Spouse
Indigenous object name
Blolo Bian
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Period
1920-1940
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
28×0×0 cm
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