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Baoulé statue (N° 21178) Deposit sale

The "inverted doubles" in the sculptures of African tribal art of the Baule
. Male figure representing a carefully detailed standing figure.

About sixty ethnic groups populate the Ivory Coast, including the Baoulé,in the center, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and agriculture just like the Gouro from whom they borrowed ritual cults and sculpted masks. Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé , Baulé, in the ritual framework: The Waka-Sona statues, "being of wood" in Baoulé, evoke an assié oussou, being of the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the diviners komien , the latter being selected by the spirits asye usu in order to communicate revelations from the beyond. The second type of statues are the "spouses" of the afterlife, male, the Blolo bian or female, the blolo bia, idealized sexual opposite.
Abraded semi-mate patina.
 

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OriginCollection française
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height cm45
Width10 cm
Weight1.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xxème

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