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About sixty ethnic groups live in Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baule, in the centre, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, practising hunting and agriculture just like the Gouro whose cults and masks they have borrowed.


Baule Goli mask
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This African mascotBaoulé, a sculpture called portrait mascot or Ndoma, has a hairstyle on which linear tracings represent the braids. The majestic expression of the face with half-closed eyes, is enhanced by the scarifications called "ngole". Old abraded patina.
These Baule portrait masks, ndoma, which are part of one of the oldest Baule artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the particularity of appearing at the end of entertainment dance ceremonies.These are named, according to the regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc.... Each of these masks differ in hairstyles, placement and choice of scarification. They perform during danced events accompanied by music and songs, celebrations, visits of personalities, staging various ...


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Statue Baoule Waka sona
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In a sitting position, straight back, this Baule female figure places the end of her digested hands on her knees. Her integumentary ornaments reveal the Baule's concept of beauty, which is constant in traditional African art, through the numerous checkerboard scarification and the neat headdress. Cracks of desiccation, speckled patina.
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 as well as the Gouro from whom they borrowed ritual cults and carved masks. Two types of statues are produced by the Baule, in the ritual context: The Waka-Sona statues, "being of wood" in Baule, evoke a besieged oussou, being of the earth. They are part of a type of statues ...


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Maternity statue Asia Usu Baoulé
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Baoulé Maternity

Ex-collection of African art in Luxembourg.
Propriété of the soothsayer komienfoué, sometimes intervening in the divinatory practices of the Mbra , this female effigy evoking a assious oussou , a \


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Yaoure, Yohoure mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Yauré mask

Topped with a crescent motif, this African mask from the lo presents a face with regular features that is outlined by a crenellated border. The refinement of this type of mask appearing today during celebrations reveals the talent of the sculptors of African tribal art in Côte d'Ivoire.
The Yaoure are a subgroup of the Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Geographically close to the Baule and the Gouros, one feels the influence of these ethnic groups in the art of Yaoure through the attention to detail and aesthetics. The masks of African art Yaouré , or Yauré , of which the Baule have similar models, are divided into two groups that are difficult to differentiate, the je , sometimes with the addition of colored pigments, and the lo , generally with a ...


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Baule Ndoma mask
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Ex-collection African art French.
This large African mascotBaoulé, a sculpture called portrait mascot or Ndoma, has a braided hairstyle gathered in shells. The placid physiognomy of the face, with half-closed eyes, is raised by the scarifications named "ngole". Smooth satin patina.
These Baule portrait masks, ndoma, which are part of one of the oldest Baule artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the particularity of appearing at the end of entertainment dance ceremonies.These are named, according to the regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc.... Each of these masks are distinguished by hairstyles, placement and choice of scarification. They perform during danced events accompanied by music and songs, celebrations, visits of ...


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Stirrup of loom Baule, Baoule
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Baule loom

Aesthetics of the everyday for the African art of Ivory Coast.
In the Ivory Coast, the most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of the sculptors. The technique of cotton weaving spread to West Africa thanks to the movements of the Dioulas. Before colonization, textiles made of cotton fiber, the latter described as "white gold", were also used as currency. Prestigious ornaments, the woven ceremonial loincloths, sometimes in large numbers, accompanied the chiefs to their graves, among the Kuba, but also among the Baule.
This is a pulley stirrup decorated with a carved figure "waka sona". The piece is surmounted by a statuette in the round, seated in ...


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Baule/Yaure mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Moon mask

Appearing today at celebrations associated with the Gbagba dance, this African mask integrates the set of masks associated with natural phenomena, such as the setting sun, the rainbow and the moon, and "warms up" the scene before the appearance of more important masks. This circular mask with a thin decorative border shows a serene face with a delicately carved three-lobed headdress. The forehead, the seat of intelligence and wisdom, is highlighted. The half-closed eyes, where kaolin remains, accentuate the concentration of the physiognomy. Smooth patina, satin, dark brown with residual ochre incrustations. Cracks of desiccation. The African art of the Baule, an Akan group established in the southeast of the Ivory Coast, includes a wide range of masks renowned for their ...


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Baoulé Moon Mask /Yohouré
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Baule Mask

Appearing today during celebrations associated with the Gbagba dance, this African mask incorporates the set of masks associated with natural phenomena, such as the setting sun, the rainbow and the moon, and the stage before the appearance of larger masks. This circular mask with a thin decorative border offers a serene face with a delicately engraved three-lobed headdress. The front, seat of intelligence and wisdom, is highlighted. The half-closed eyes reinforce the interiority of the expression. Smooth, satin, dark brown patina with residual inlays.br-The African art of the Baoulé, Akan group established in the south-east of Côte d'Ivoire, features a wide range of masks renowned for their quality, finesse and symmetry. On the one hand, these African masks transposing the main facial ...


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Slingshot Baule
African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Baoule Sling

Anthropomorphic slingshot featuring a woman sitting on a chair. This sculpture is distinguished by its fine details. Smooth golden patina and satin finish.
About sixty ethnic groups inhabit the Ivory Coast, including the Baule, in the center, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and agriculture just like the Gouro from whom they borrowed their ritual cults and sculpted masks. Two types of statues are produced by the Baoule, Baulé, in the ritual framework: The Waka-Sona statues, "wooden being" in Baoule, evoke an Assi oussou, being of the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium by the Komien diviners, who are selected by the asye usu spirits to communicate revelations from the beyond. The second type of statues are ...


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Maternity ward Baule Waka Sona
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African art > Maternity, statues, bronze, wood > Baoule statue

Probably the embodiment of a female goddess, this figure of a young woman, depicted seated on a royal seat, is nursing her child. Traditional keloid scars are carefully chiseled, jewelry indicates her status, and braids gathered into hulls form a refined hairstyle. These statues were kept on the bo osu altar where sacrifices were made to the spirits. Speckled patina.
Two types of statues are produced by the Baule in the ritual setting: Waka-Sona statues, "being of wood" in Baule, 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, made according to the ...


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Baule Waka Sona statue
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Baoule statue

A long beard forms the distinctive element of this Baule statue. The meticulously engraved integumentary ornaments of the sculpted figure express the Baule concept of beauty, a constant in traditional African art: numerous checkerboard scarifications and a sophisticated headdress. Brown patina inlaid with ochre, satin finish. About sixty ethnic groups inhabit the Ivory Coast, including the Baule, in the center, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and agriculture just like the Gouro from whom they borrowed their ritual cults and sculpted masks. Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé, Baulé, within 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 ...


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Baule Ndoma Horned Mask
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Ex-collection French African art.
African Mask Baoulé, known as the portrait mask or Ndoma, which brings together a human face and ram horns symbolizing endurance and strength. Cracks on internal contours. Locally grainy matte patina. Kaolin remains. These portraits of the Baoulé, ndoma, which are part of one of the oldest baoulé artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the peculiarity of manifesting themselves at the end of the entertainment dance ceremonies. The latter are named, depending on the regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc. Each of these masks are distinguished by the hairstyles, the location and the choice of scarifications. They perform during danced events accompanied by music and songs, celebrations, visits of personalities, ...


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Baule Ndoma Helmet Mask
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This voluminous African mask of the Baoulé, a traditional sculpture called portrait mask or Ndoma, features a hairstyle composed of braided hair topped by a feline. The face with fine features features features the traditional scarifications called " ngole". Dark brown surface mattified with a clay coating.
These portraits of the Baoulé, ndoma, which are part of one of the oldest baoulé artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the peculiarity of manifesting themselves at the end of the entertainment dance ceremonies. The latter are named, depending on the regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc. Each of these masks are distinguished by the hairstyles, the location and the choice of scarifications. They perform during danced events accompanied by ...


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Baulé / Yaoure Mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Baoulé Mask

Smeared with a locally scaled granular patina, this ndoma mask sculpted in dense wood stands out thanks to its high braided hairstyle arranged in shells and its collar adorned with polychrome diamonds. These portrait masks of the Baoulé, ndoma , which are part of one of the oldest Baoulé artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the peculiarity of manifesting itself at the end of the ceremonies of entertainment dances. The latter are named, depending on the regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc. Each of these masks are distinguished by the hairstyles, the location and the choice of scarifications, etc. Also called Gbagba , they personify graceful young girls or men whose valour or integrity qualities are reputed. The new generations are gradually ...


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Baule Ndoma Mask
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This African Baoulé mask, carved in dense wood, named portrait mask or Ndoma, appears during visits by dignitaries. It has a braided hairstyle shared in shells. The serene face, with its modestly lowered eyelids, is enhanced by scarifications called " ngole". Glossy black patina. The Baoulé people (a name from a legend, "Bauli", ", son is dead, 9-0022) forms one of the largest tribes in Côte d'Ivoire. These portraits of the Baoulé, ndoma, which are part of one of the oldest baoulé artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the peculiarity of manifesting themselves at the end of the entertainment dance ceremonies. The latter are named, depending on the regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc. When the subject of a portrait mask dies, the mask is no longer ...


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Colon figure Baoule Blolo bla
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Colon

By times named "colon", this statuette forms the embodiment of a spiritual husband, sculpted according to the soothsayer's instructions. In " African art, Western eyes" Susan Vogel reports that a figure of this type (p.255), an idealized spouse, is depicted dressed in a city dress because the husband is supposed to have a job in the city. The earthly spouse, through the worship of this spiritual double, expects to have invariably his resources, his favors and his protection. Abraded polychromy. Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual setting: the statues Waka-Sona , " being of wood " in baoulé, evoke a assié oussou , being from the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the soothsayers komiefoué, the latter being selected by ...


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Baule couple figures
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The "Asye usu" in the African tribal art sculptures of the Baule.
Considered rarer than the standing representations, these sculptures of a couple with a slender body, seated, offer the classic integumentary ornaments, numerous checkered scarifications and neat headdresses, testifying to the concept of beauty of the Baoulé. During public divination ceremonies where the diviner staged them, these statues formed indispensable ritual supports. About sixty ethnic groups inhabit Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé, in the center, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and agriculture, as well as the Gouro from whom they borrowed ritual cults and masks. carved.


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Goli Baule Kplé kplé mask
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This reduced version of the African kplé kplé mask, the least important in the hierarchy of African Goli masks, has hollowed-out eyes topped by protruding pupils, and its mouth forms a rectangle engraved with teeth. These teeth were traditionally filed down in young people. According to some authors, the female kplekple mask (Masques africains Barbier-Mueller, p.116) is red. Vogel (Baule) indicates on the other hand that in the Baule version of the Goli the male mask is painted red, and the female in black. It is likely that this attribution varies from village to village. Abraded polychrome patina.
Generally preceding the manifestation of a series of masks of the " Goli" family, this circular mask with rounded horns evoking the antelope, appears briefly during the day and then in ...

Baoule Ndoma mask
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Ex French African art collection.
This Baule African mask, a sculpture named portrait-mask or Ndoma, has a braided hairstyle gathered in shells. The placid physiognomy of the face, with half-closed eyes, is raised by scarifications named " ngole". The influence of the neighboring Yaure can be seen in the decorative border that highlights the face. Satin patina.
These Baule portrait masks, ndoma, which are part of one of the oldest Baule artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character, have the particularity of appearing at the end of entertainment dance ceremonies.These are named, according to the regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc.... Each of these masks are distinguished by hairstyles, placement and choice of scarification. They perform ...


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Statue Baule Asia usu
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The Akan cults in African art
This figure "Waka -Sona", ", wood being in baoulé", is patinated by oil anointings. Many scarifications run through the anatomy of the effigy. Both hands rest in the umbilical region. This gesture of life evokes the link with the progeny, the protection of the ancestor. Dense wood, satin surface. Two types of Waka-Sona statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: those that evoke an assiè oussou, being of the earth, and which are part of a set of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the Komian soothsayers, the latter being selected by the asye usu spirits in order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife. The second type of statues are the spouses of the afterlife, male, blolo bian or feminine, the bia blolo . Some 60 ...


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Baoulé statue Asia usu
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The right hand resting on the abdomen, when the left gently caresses the beard of this Asia Usu statue with a crusty patina. Many scarification visible on the back, face and neck. This work evokes the being of the earth (Asié Usu) and is part of a set of statues intended to be used in a medium-sized setting by the Komian soothsayers selected by the asye Usu spirits in order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife.
A sixty ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé, in the centre, Akans from Ghana, the savannah people, hunting and farming, as well as the Gouro, whose cults and masks they borrowed. The basic unit is lineage, under the responsibility of an elder, whose functions are political and religious.


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