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Figure of "colon" Baoulé (N° 18384)

Commonly referred to as 'colon' but sometimes embodying a type of 'ideal spouse' according to individual criteria, this male figure evokes Senegalese soldiers. (" African Art Western Eyes, Baule, Vogel, p.253 to 257)Patine smooth polychrome abrased.
Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual setting:The Waka-Sona statues, being of wood in baoulé, evoke a assed oussou, being from the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the soothsayers komian, the latter being selected by the spirits asye usu in order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife. The second type of statues, made according to the indications of the soothsayer, are the spouses of the afterlife, male, Blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia. This type of 'companion' was abandoned or ceded after the death of its baoulé holder, logically no longer having a role to play.


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Originex-collection française
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Weight0.65 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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