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Africa | Male statue from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Carved wood, textile belt

Africa | Male statue from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Carved wood, textile belt

AFRICAN FIGURE - Baule People, Ivory Coast, Husband Spirit Spouse or 'Blolo Bian' in carved wood, with elaborate coiffure, beard, scarification on torso, on integral base. 19th to 20th c.

AFRICAN FIGURE - Baule People, Ivory Coast, Husband Spirit Spouse or 'Blolo Bian' in carved wood, with elaborate coiffure, beard, scarification on torso, on integral base. 19th to 20th c.

La statue Baoulé est une expression parfaite de l' art africain

La statue Baoulé est une expression parfaite de l' art africain

Africa | Carved wooden statue from the Baoulé people of the Ivory Coast | ca. 30 yrs old

Africa | Carved wooden statue from the Baoulé people of the Ivory Coast | ca. 30 yrs old

Africa | Statues from the Gouro/Guro people of the Ivory Coast. | Carved wood

Africa | Statues from the Gouro/Guro people of the Ivory Coast. | Carved wood

Africa | Standing female spirit spouse "blol bla" from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | When the owner of a spirit-spouse dies, the object loses its purpose. It discards its sacred status for his descendants and lies abandoned in the house. It is therefore no desecration to give it away or sell it, which explains the abundance of figures of this kind in the West. | The male ancestor figure is called "blolo bian"

Africa | Standing female spirit spouse "blol bla" from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | When the owner of a spirit-spouse dies, the object loses its purpose. It discards its sacred status for his descendants and lies abandoned in the house. It is therefore no desecration to give it away or sell it, which explains the abundance of figures of this kind in the West. | The male ancestor figure is called "blolo bian"

La statue Baoulé est une expression parfaite de l' art africain

La statue Baoulé est une expression parfaite de l' art africain

Baule Female Statue (detail) H 42.5 cm he work of an unknown Baule master, active in the 19th and early 20th century in central Ivory Coast. Sculptures by this artist are distinguished by the overall refinement of the carving, the fairly naturalistic body proportions, great attention to details such as a double-lined fold of the upper eyelid, a lustrous reddish-brown patina, and the attachment of plant fibers for hair. READ on

Baule Female Statue (detail) H 42.5 cm he work of an unknown Baule master, active in the 19th and early 20th century in central Ivory Coast. Sculptures by this artist are distinguished by the overall refinement of the carving, the fairly naturalistic body proportions, great attention to details such as a double-lined fold of the upper eyelid, a lustrous reddish-brown patina, and the attachment of plant fibers for hair. READ on

Africa | Carved wooden statue from the Baoulé people of the Ivory Coast | ca. 30 yrs old

Africa | Carved wooden statue from the Baoulé people of the Ivory Coast | ca. 30 yrs old

Statue usu asia . Baule, Ivory Coast. Wood, fabric pearls and pigments, h. : 40 cm. Private collection. © Muséee archives Dapper and Hugues Dubois

Wood, fabric pearls and pigments, h. © Muséee archives Dapper and Hugues Dubois

Nature Spirits (Asie Usu) Circa. 19th Century Country: Côte d’Ivoire   Cultural peoples: Baule Peoples   Materials: Wood, beads and pigment paint. Measurement: Female; h. 45.70 cm., Male; h. 48.30 cm. Housed: Fowler Museum at UCLA Gifted: George G. Frelinghuysen Museum Purchase: X67.2033ab © 2017 Fowler Museum

Nature Spirits (Asie Usu) Circa. 19th Century Country: Côte d’Ivoire Cultural peoples: Baule Peoples Materials: Wood, beads and pigment paint. Measurement: Female; h. 45.70 cm., Male; h. 48.30 cm. Housed: Fowler Museum at UCLA Gifted: George G. Frelinghuysen Museum Purchase: X67.2033ab © 2017 Fowler Museum

Africa | Statue from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood, with a dark brown shiny patina

Statue from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast, Wood, with a dark brown shiny patina.

BAOULE ' - Ivory Coast Mask female portrait " Mblo " Hardwood, pigments , kaolin.

BAOULE ' - Ivory Coast Mask female portrait " Mblo " Hardwood, pigments , kaolin.

Statue d'ancêtre Buyu / Boyo Congo Rdc ancestor figure MC0171

Statue d'ancêtre Buyu / Boyo Congo Rdc ancestor figure MC0171

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