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Koulango mask
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This African mask, a sculpted face surmounted by a tiara hairstyle, belongs to the Dô society within which the clan chiefs organize ritual sacrifices.
It is named Singinkuru-Ayna among the Ligbi who have preserved certain animist traditions within the Dô society, the latter possibly being a remanence of the Poro practiced among the Senoufo.
Glossy patina, polychrome highlights.
Very slight cracks.
Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in the Voltaic territory. The Dagomba chiefs of the kingdom of Bouna would then have referred to them as "Koulam" (singular: koulango, subject, vassal). Their complex history has spawned an equally complex culture. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the northeast of Côte d'Ivoire, that their ...


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Koulango Statue
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African art of the Voltaic regions
Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in the Voltaic territory. The chiefs Dagomba of the Kingdom of Bouna would then have called them " Koulam " (singular: koulango , subject, vassal). Their complex history has spawned a culture no less complex. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the north-east of Côte d'Ivoire, that their territory extends. An imist fetishistic religion, they address their ancestors and the spirits of nature through sculptures in which the soul of these spirits are supposed to reside. A feminine figure of fertility, long, she has a ringed neck and a carefully braided hairstyle, divided into several braids coming together in the nape of the neck, and scarifications in the shape of a coffee bean. Hands ...


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Koulango statue
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A symbol of complementarity, these paired sculptures are reminiscent of Baoulé statuary. Established on powerful, stocky legs, the effigies are streaked with traditional marks associated with their rank.
The ringed neck and the crest hairstyle are Koulango beauty criteria. Weakly polychrome pigments enhance the patterns of the caps, contrasting with the brown patina.
Satin patina speckled with light pigments. Cracks and erosions on the heads.
Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in the Voltaic territory. The Dagomba chiefs of the kingdom of Bouna would then have referred to them as "Koulam" (singular: koulango, subject, vassal). Their complex history has spawned an equally complex culture. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the ...


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Koulango female figure
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Slender morphology for this sculpture of a woman, illustrating the statuary of the Bondoukou region. The slender neck, here gracefully curved, the traditional scarification marks and the shell hairstyle are criteria of Koulango beauty. Light and polychrome pigments highlight certain details, contrasting with the black patina.
Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in Voltaic territory. The Dagomba chiefs of the Bouna kingdom would later have referred to them as "Koulam" (singular: koulango , subject, vassal). Their complex history has given rise to a no less complex culture. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the north east of Côte d'Ivoire, that their territory extends. With an animist fetish religion, they address their ancestors and the spirits ...


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Koulango figure
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Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in Voltaic territory. The Dagomba chiefs of the Bouna kingdom would later have referred to them as "Koulam" (singular: koulango , subject, vassal). Their complex history has given rise to a no less complex culture. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the north east of Côte d'Ivoire, that their territory extends. With an animist fetish religion, they address their ancestors and the spirits of nature through sculptures in which the souls of these spirits are supposed to reside. Female figure associated with fertility, represented seated on a royal throne. The ringed neck and the hairstyle divided into shells are criteria of Koulango beauty. Polychrome pigments highlight certain details, contrasting with the black ...


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Koulango maternity figure
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A female figure with delicate features, associated with fertility, she has a ringed neck and a bun hairstyle, a sign of her high rank. Seated on a royal Ashanti stool, she is nursing her child. Multiple strings of white beads encircle her hips. Glossy black patina.
br>Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in Voltaic territory. The Dagomba chiefs of the Bouna kingdom would later have referred to them as "Koulam" (singular: koulango , subject, vassal). Their complex history has given rise to a no less complex culture. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the north east of Côte d'Ivoire, that their territory extends. With an animist fetish religion, they address their ancestors and the spirits of nature through sculptures in which the souls of ...


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Female figure Koulango
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Ex-collection French African art.
.A stretched neck gracefully supports the head of this koulango statue. The physiognomy is meditative, marked by wide lowered eyelids. The lozenge-shaped navel, evocative of the lineage, is enhanced by the scarified motifs. Necklaces of pearls indicate the status of the character. Matt brown patina coated with clay libations. Cracks of dessication.

Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in the Voltaic territory. The Dagomba chiefs of the kingdom of Bouna would then have qualified them as " Koulam " (singular: koulango , subject, vassal). Their complex history engendered a no less complex culture. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the northeast of the Ivory Coast, that their territory extends. Of animist ...


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Statue Koulango
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This feminine effigy offers a long neck, a narrow bust. The pastille navel, evocative of lineage and fertility, is enhanced by the scarified motifs. Subtle keloids are also inscribed on the neck, bust and thighs. Prestigious mark, a pearl necklace encircles the hips of the character. Beautiful satin black patina, slight cracks.
br> Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in the Voltaic territory. The Dagomba chiefs of the kingdom of Bouna would then have qualified them as " Koulam " (singular: koulango , subject, vassal). Their complex history engendered a no less complex culture. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the northeast of the Ivory Coast, that their territory extends. Of animist fetishist religion, they address their ancestors and the ...


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Koulango tutelary statuette
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This female effigy, goddess or ancestor, features parallel tribal scarifications dotted along the bust, chest and stretched neck. The prominent navel, evocative of lineage and fertility, is advantaged by the incisions in "soleil" that surround it. The meditative face is capped with a high pointed cap whose scales could represent those of the pangolin, animal totem. A prestigious brand, the different necklaces underline its shapes. Satin patina.br-Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in the Voltaic territory. The chiefs Dagomba of the Kingdom of Bouna would then have called them " Koulam " (singular: koulango , subject, vassal). Their complex history has spawned a culture no less complex. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the ...

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Koulango Maternity
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Named Pakhalla by the Dioula, the Koulango formed the Loron in the Voltaic territory. The chiefs Dagomba of the Kingdom of Bouna would then have called them " Koulam " (singular: koulango , subject, vassal). Their complex history has spawned a culture no less complex. It is between Burkina Faso and Comoé, in the north-east of Côte d'Ivoire, that their territory extends. An imist fetishistic religion, they address their ancestors and the spirits of nature through sculptures in which the soul of these spirits are supposed to reside.
Female fertility figure depicted sitting on a royal stool, it features a ringed neck and a colorful, vase-shaped crest with coloured scales. An infant heads her breast. Blue and red pigments reveal certain traits.


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Koulango Maternity Figure
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Ex-collection French African art.
This monoxyle sculpture depicted in maternity firmly established on a stool features fulfilled hips including a canvas loincloth and numerous pearl necklaces highlight the volumes. The thin curved neck, surrounded by necklaces with a short end between the breasts, has an ovoid head with closed eyelids. Braids arranged in buns make up an elaborate hairstyle. Contrasting with the full shapes of the lower limbs, a narrow bust with accented arch offers graceful shoulders and a protruding chest, dominating the extended infant. Satin black brown patina alternating with abraded matte areas. Lack at the base. Kaolin tops marking the details.
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