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Statue Baule Waka Sona (N° 15038)

The statuary of African art of the Baule
Altade and meditative physiognomy, concentrated, for this figure embodying a Baule leader imbued with serene assurance. The concept of beauty of the Baoulé, thanks to the numerous checkerboard motifs representing the scarifications, and the elaborate headdress on which the braids are finely engraved, asserts itself here again. The modeling of the lower limbs, illustrating vigour, forms an aesthetic constant among the baoulé cannons.
Black brown satin patina, residual kaolin inlays. Some 60 ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé in the centre, Akans from Ghana, a people of the savannah, hunting and farming, as well as the Gouro from whom they borrowed ritual cults and carved masks. Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé , Baulé , in the ritual framework: The statues Waka-Sona , " be wood " in baoulé, evoke a asssou oussou , be of the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the komien soothsayers, the latter being selected by the spirits asye usu in order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife. The second type of statues are the ", the "of the afterlife, male, the Blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia , which are akin to a quest for fullness by seeking homage to its idealized sexual opposite.  

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Originex-collection Mercier
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Weight3.10 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1950

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