Female Baule Figure

Cote d'Ivorie, Africa

First Half 20th C.

Wood, Glass, Brass and Shell Beads, Natural Fiber

14.5” H x 3.5” W x 3.5” D

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A stylistically pleasing figure. The soft brown patina and fine carving impart a delicacy that I don’t usually associate with figures of spiritual spouses (blolo bian).  With classic attributes; elongated neck supporting a scarified face, detailed precise coiffure, hands resting on the abdomen in a gesture of peace and slightly bent legs standing on a base. 

The result is a beautiful female Baule figure.