Lot n° 1
6000 - 8000
Result with fees
: 19 500EUR
Statuette féminine Baoulé, Côte d'Ivoire
Baule female figure, Ivory Coast
Hard wood with beautiful brown patina and use
H. 53 cm
Baoule female figure, Ivory Coast
H. 20 7/8 in
- Collection Jacques Kerchache
- Private collection, Paris
- L'art africain, Citadelles, Paris, 1988. N° 384, p. 386.
According to Baule traditions, when a human being comes into the world, he or she leaves a spouse in the underworld whom he or she must honor with a wooden effigy in order to attract their good graces.
This "wife of the afterlife" has all the canons of Baule beauty, notably the bountiful buttocks and shapely calves. Her beautiful, serene face is topped by a complex headdress with five conical shells. Her slender body and high chest are indications of her youth.
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