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Baule spoon (N° 23330)
African everyday objects have always been mediums of choice for the artistic expression of African sculptors, and particularly in Côte d'Ivoire.
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The rice spoons of the Baoulé, and the neighboring Dan, were not only intended to be offered to the most hospitable woman in the community, as a trophy. They were used during community meals closing traditional festivals and ritual ceremonies and were also used during fertility rituals: rice was then thrown on the crowd to ensure protection and fertility.
The spoon is extended by a thick crenellated neck surmounted by a face with animal attributes. The latter is reminiscent of the traditional masks associated with the Goli.
Height on base: 49 cm.
Patina and erosions from use.
Possibility of payment in2x (2x 145.0 €)
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|Estimated dating||circa 1960|
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