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About 60 ethnic groups live in Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé in the center, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, hunting and farming as the Gouro whose cults and masks have borrowed.


Baule Ndoma Helmet Mask
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African art > African mask > Baoule Mask

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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Baule Ndoma Horned Mask
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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 Kplé kplé mask
African art > African mask > Goli Mask

This flat, circular African mask, the least important in the hierarchy of African Masks of the Goli, equipped with hollowed-out eyes topped with protruding pupils, offers a rectangular mouth in which a teeth is chiseled, in relation to the traditional image of teeth among young people. It is topped with arched horns. The female mask kouassi gbe or kplekple , according to some authors (African Barbier-Mueller Masks, p.116) is red. Vogel (Baule) indicates, however, that in the Baoulé version of the Goli the male mask is painted red, and the feminine in black. It is likely that this allocation varies from village to village. Usually preceding the manifestation of a series of family masks. Goli, this circular mask with rounded horns evoking the antelope, appears briefly during the day and ...


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Baoule  mask
African art > African mask > Baule Mask

African zoomorphic mask of the Baoulé, whose sculpted, twisted horns symbolize aggression and destructive power. A sacrificial victim for offerings and a metaphor for pugnacity, the baoulé bean mask is an allegory of strength. This mask appeared in the company of human masks during various ceremonies, including funerals or today during visits by distinguished guests. Break on the outer edge, ends of the missing horns. Satin two-tone patina.
On the mythology baoulé , a royal ancestor had to sacrifice his son to cross a river. This event is the origin of the name of the Baoulé , Bauli, the son is dead. They make up the majority of Côte d'Ivoire's population. In Côte d'Ivoire, the most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext ...


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Baoule Bonu amwin Mask
African art > African mask > Baule Mask

The African art of the Baoulé, an 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 features of the face of a very beautiful girl or a remarkable man, 'masks-portraits', which were exhibited at particularly theatrical events where women played a great role, on the other the masks of conjuring, and initiation, intervening during ceremonies that were forbidden to them. Sacred masks, they could put their lives at risk, or at most their fertility.
This mask made of dense wood, offers a large jaw revealing fangs, evoking the leopard. At the top, a figure of the animal, in miniature, is carved in round-bump. It was originally worn only by ...


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Statuette Baoulé Waka Sona Blolo Bia
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African art > African Statues > Baule figure

The "doubles reversed" in the African art sculptures of the Baule, A sixty ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé, in the centre, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and farming while like the Gouro from which 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 ...


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Gbékré sé Baule oracle box
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African art > African Jar > Baoulé box

Aimed at a practice still in use today in the Baoulé region of the south-west, the sculpture consists of a mediating tutelary figure, visibly in meditation, depicted in a sitting position against a circular receptacle. A vegetable fiber cord, forming a transport handle, encloses the lid. The object is engraved with parallel lines and checkerboards, the receptacle has in its lower part a circular frieze open. Heads representing mouse heads appear on the walls. A mouse, considered a messenger of the earth's deities, lived in the lower compartment of the object (mouse now absent...) and the successive arrangement of the elements it moved was read as an answer to the question posed to the soothsayer. The metal plate, under the box, was fitted and punctured so that the mice were in contact ...

Large Baoule Ndoma Mask
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African art > African mask > Baule Mask

Discreet traditional scarifications adorn the sculpted face of this voluminous African mask of the Baoulé. A zoomorphic figure overcomes the hairstyle of braids gathered in hull. The enlarged ears, a thin border engraved with two-coloured diamonds, form one of the stylistic conventions of portrait masks. Mate patina and kaolin remnants.
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 ...


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Maternity Baule Waka sona
African art > African Maternity > Statue Baoule

br-Probably the embodiment of a female goddess, this figure depicted sitting in a royal seat presents a child with his arms outstretched. Traditional keloid scars are carefully chiseled, jewelry indicates its status and braids collected in shells form a refined hairstyle. In front of the effigy, a container with decorative motifs engraved with contours and the hemmed edges of a textile pad sewn with cured, contained kaolin or other ointment for ritual use. These statues were kept on the altar olyo where sacrifices were made to the spirits. Crack restored on the base. Ocre grainy patina.

Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé in the ritual framework: The Waka-Sona statues, be wooden in baoulé, evoke a silish oussou, being from the earth. They are part of a type of ...


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Mblo Baoule Mask
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African art > African mask > Mblo Baoulé Mask

Never appearing alone, this copy of Baoulé African Art Mblo mask features a refined headdress consisting of four buns. This distinctive face of the girl's masks presents, in the center of the eyebrow arch in the heart, a long nasal ridge surmounting a narrow open mouth forming like a whisper. Carved from a particularly dense wood, this piece of tribal art is endowed with a soft satin patina. Scarifications in use, and gold metal pellets, also lift the room. The internal batônnet allowing the dancer to hold the mask between the teeth is also always present. dance masks Mblo are part of one of the oldest baoulé artistic traditions and frequently represent an idealized character whose aesthetic characteristics will be preferred. They perform during danced events accompanied by music and ...


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Baoulé Blolo bian Figure
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African art Baoulé.
Tool of communication with the spiritual world or blolo , this male figure, almost androgynous, represents the idealized spouse. She was subject to sacrificial offerings and libations. The greyed film skate is chipped. Desication cracks behind one ear. Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: The statues Waka-Sona, " be of wood " in baoulé, evoke a asssousou, be of the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the soothsayers the Komien, 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 soothsayer's instructions, are the spouses of the afterlife, male, the Blolo bian or feminine, ...


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Maternity figure Asye usu Baule
African art > African Statues > Statue Baoulé

For baoules, seeing a woman's genitals can be fatal for a man. The depiction of a female figure, naked, not veiled with a cloth loincloth, poses a threat. She is probably the embodiment of a female goddess. Represented sitting, breastfeeding an infant, the figure shows the traditional keloid scars and a hairstyle whose chiseled braids on the wood form a large shell. Dark brown speckled patina, flaky.
Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: The Statues Waka-Sona, " be of wood " in baoulé, evoke a asssousou, be of the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the soothsayers komien, the latter being selected by the spirits asye usu in order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife. The second type of ...


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Baoulé Ndoma Mask
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This African Mask Baoulé, a sculpture called portrait mask or Ndoma, features a crest with a central hemispheric element leaning on a panel flanked by two pendeloques. The placid appearance, with modestly lowered eyelids, is enhanced by the named scarifications. ngole. Glossy dark brown surface. 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 ...


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Goli Baule s Kplé Kplé Mask
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African art > African mask > Kplé Kplé Mask

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This flat, circular African mask, the least important in the hierarchy of African Goli masks, with hollowed-out eyes topped with protruding pupils, offers a rectangular mouth in which a teeth is chiseled, in relation to the traditional image of teeth among young people. It is topped with arched horns. The female kplekple mask, according to some authors (African Barbier-Mueller Masks, p.116) is said to be red. Vogel (Baule) indicates, however, that in the Baoulé version of the Goli the male mask is painted red, and the feminine in black. It is likely that this allocation varies from village to village. Usually preceding the manifestation of a series of family masks. Goli, this circular mask with rounded horns evoking the antelope, appears briefly ...

Baule Blolo bia statue
African art > African Statues > Figure Baoulé

Slender, graceful shapes for this sculpture. Waka Sona (be wooden in baoulé) depicting a naked figure with an oblong head born of a long neck. The face with feminine characteristics, with wide protruding eyes, is crowned with a braided hairstyle in tiara. The absence of accessories highlights the purity of the shapes. Both hands of the character rest on the bulging abdomen. This gesture of life refers to parentage. Long desication crack on the bust. Black, satin patina encrusted with kaolin residue.
Two types of statues Waka-Sona are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: those that evoke a assid oussou, being from the earth, and 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 ...


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Baulé / Yaoure Mask
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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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Spoon Baoulé Kplé kleple
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African art > Spoon > Spoon Baule

The usual objects have always been the mediums of choice for the artistic expression of African sculptors, especially in Côte d'Ivoire. The rice spoons of the Baoulé, and the neighbouring Dan, were not only intended to be offered to the most hospitable woman in the community, as a trophy. They were used at community meals closing traditional festivals and ritual ceremonies but were also used in fertility rituals: rice was then thrown on the crowd to ensure protection and fertility.

The handle of this ceremonial spoon or shovel is made up of a miniature of the Goli face mask named Kplé kplé yasua, worn by teenagers. These masks exist in black and red, male and female, and dance in turn, but this attribution varies from village to village. The ornamentation of this prestigious ...


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Maternity figure Asye usu Baule
African art > African Maternity > Statue Baule

For the Baoule, seeing a woman's genitals can be fatal for a man. The depiction of a female figure, naked, unclothed by a loincloth of cloth, forms a threat. She is probably the embodiment of a female goddess. Represented seated, featuring a child, the woman wears traditional keloid scars, glass beaded necklaces and a hairstyle whose chiseled braids on the wood form large shells. Brilliant dark brown patina. Lack of base.

Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé in the ritual framework: The Waka-Sona statues, be wooden in baoulé, evoke a silish 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 ...


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Baule Ndoma Horned Mask
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Small African mask Baoulé, called portrait mask or Ndoma, which combines a face lashed with dark red, locally chipped, and ram horns symbolizing endurance and strength. Crack in the upper outline and restored on the left horn.
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, staging various satirical ...


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Ndoma portrait mask of Baoulé / Yohoure
African art > African mask > Baule Mask

This African Mask Baoulé, known as the portrait mask or Ndoma , depicts an ovoid face topped with horns and figures associated with the calao. A collar highlights the contours of the face. 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. Hot brown patina, shiny, ochre residue.
They occur during danced events accompanied by music and songs, celebrations, visits to personalities, featuring various satirical ...

Statue Baoule Aboya Mbotumbo
African art > African Statues > Statue Baule

Sculpture depicting a cynocephalic monkey whose hands together have a cup. There are several representations of the same type, with different names depending on the use that is made of them. They were mistakenly named Gbékré (mouse) because of Delafosse's misunderstanding of two cults (Boyer, Baulé 5Continents). Often linked to the cults Mbra of divination and possession, they belong to the group of 'force-beings' or amwin , intermediaries between God and men and given to the Baoulé by their Creator, as well as the sacred masks from which they share the wide gaping jaw. It would also be a minor deity named bark . For propitiatory purposes, these sculptures were to form the interior of the spirits to whom offerings were presented and on which libations were practiced. Real monkey skulls ...


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