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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 Mask, Baoule
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In the category of African masks associated with natural phenomena such as the setting sun, the rainbow and the moon, this mask, here in a colorful version, still appears during celebrations associated with the Gbagba dance. Its carrier is supposed to "reheating" scene before the appearance of larger masks. With a dented decorative frieze, it offers several faces with tightly interwoven features. Bright polychrome, smooth patina.
The African art of the Baoulé, an Akan group based in the south-east of Côte d'Ivoire, features a wide range of masks renowned for the sophistication of their decoration. On the one hand these African masks transposing the main features of the face of a very beautiful girl or a remarkable man, "massques-portraits", which were exhibited at particularly ...


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Moon Mask Baule Gbagba
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In the category of African masks associated with natural phenomena such as the setting sun, the rainbow and the moon, this mask here in colorful version still appears during celebrations associated with the Gbagba dance. Its wearer is supposed to 'warm up' scene before the appearance of larger masks. With a large decorative frieze in a dented halo, it adopts a forehead, seat of intelligence and wisdom, crossed by a median scarification in relief. Bright polychrome, smooth patina.
The African art of the Baoulé, an Akan group based in the south-east of Côte d'Ivoire, features a wide range of masks renowned for the sophistication of their decoration. On the one hand, these African masks transposing the main features of the face of a very beautiful girl or a remarkable man, ...


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Baule settler statue
African art > African Statues > Colon Baoulé

Western influences in African Baoulé art .
Commonly called "colon" but sometimes embodying a type of "ideal spouse" according to individual criteria, this male figure distinguished by its polychromy is represented dressed in colonial costume. African Art Western Eyes, Baule", Vogel, p.253 to 257) br /> Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in ritual settings: The Waka-Sona statues, "being of wood" in baoulé, evoke a "being 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 asye usu spirits in order to communicate the revelations of the beyond. The second type of statues, realized according to the indications of the diviner, are the spouses of the beyond, masculine, ...


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Couple of statues Baoulé Asiè Usu
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The "geniuses of nature" in African art
Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé in the ritual setting: The statues Waka-Sona , " being wood " in baoulé, evoke a assou soussou , be 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. When it comes to the representation of a couple, despite their characteristics comparable to the baoulé statues of mystical spouses, the effigies of baoulé couple still belong to the category of asiè usu or geniuss of nature . The second type of statues are the spouses of the afterlife, male, the Blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia . The masculine effigy has a braided beard that the ...

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 Moon Mask /Yohouré
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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 ...

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

Ex-collection French African art.

This circular African mask, called "junior", has a crenellated border, with hollowed out eyes surmounted by protruding conical pupils. It has a rectangular mouth in which a set of teeth was chiselled, in reference to the traditional filing of teeth in young people. Reduced animal ears are shown on the rounded horns. The female kplekple mask, according to some authors (Barbier-Mueller African Masks, p.116) would be red. Vogel ("Baule"), on the other hand, indicates 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. Lacquered patina. Generally preceding the manifestation of a series of masks of the family " Goli ", this circular mask ...


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Baule figure
African art > African Statues > Colon Baoule

Originally in African art, the settlers were statuettes dyed with vegetable dyes. They generally represent whites as perceived by the indigenous Baule people. However here it is the influence of Westerners on the way of dressing that is manifested in the statuary. With the contact of pious images, Western religions and school, a tendency to realism will manifest itself. This type of sculpture also embodied the "ideal spouse" in a ritual context.
The polychromy has also been well preserved.


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Baule Kpwan Mask of goli
African art > African mask > Baoule Mask

African mask of entertainment that can therefore be seen by women, it offers a hermaphroditic face delicately underlined by traditional scarification called "ngole". The influence of the yohouré can be read thanks to the crenellated border and the shape of the mouth. Granular patina black/gray-beige.
A series of masks form the family of masks " Goli ", circular masks with rounded horns evoking antelope, appearing briefly during the day and then in the evening to announce the arrival of their relatives in the features of goli glin or kpwan. It was during events such as epidemics or funerals that its manifestation occurred among the Wan and the Baule, in order to reconcile the favors of the "amwin" spirits, who were dispensers of prosperity, health and security. It appears ...


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U+0022colonU+0022 BaouleU+0022 figure
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African art > African Statues > Baule figure

Originally in African art, the settlers were statuettes dyed with vegetable dyes. They generally represent whites as perceived by the indigenous Baule people. However here it is a certain influence on the way of dressing that is manifested in the statuary. With the contact of pious images, Western religions and school, a tendency to realism will appear. This type of sculpture also embodied the "ideal spouse" in a ritual context.
The polychromy has also been well preserved.

Female figure Baoule Waka sona
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Often named 'colon' but sometimes embodying a type of 'ideal spouse' according to individual criteria () African Art Western Eyes, Baule, Vogel, p.253 to 257), this female figure sports a hooded helmet and skirt. The sculpted figure, however, has traditional ethnic characteristics: scarifications in use and hairstyle gathered in shells. Slight desication cracks. Smooth polychrome patina.
Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual setting:The Waka-Sona statues, being of wood in baoulé, evoke a assed 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 afterlife. The second type of statues, made ...

Maternity Baule Waka sona
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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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Large mask Baoule ram
African art > African mask > Baule Mask

This large African Baule mask, decorated with decorative motifs, features a sheep. Polychrome lacquered patina.
The twisted sculpted horns evoke aggressiveness and destructive power. Long ears surround the animal's head, highlighting the relief of the muzzle. A sacrificial victim for offerings and a metaphor for pugnacity, the ram's mask is used in ceremonies associated with the male initiation society of the Poro. According to Baule mythology, a royal ancestor had to sacrifice his son to cross a river. This event is at the origin of the name Baoulé, "the son is dead". They represent most of the population of Côte d'Ivoire. African Baoulé artists have produced very elegant and diversified works of art, including many masks.


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Figure of "colon" Baoulé
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Commonly referred to as 'colon' but sometimes embodying a type of 'ideal spouse' according to individual criteria, this male figure evokes Senegalese soldiers. (" African Art Western Eyes, Baule, Vogel, p.253 to 257)Patine smooth polychrome abrased.
Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual setting:The Waka-Sona statues, being of wood in baoulé, evoke a assed 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 afterlife. The second type of statues, made according to the indications of the soothsayer, are the spouses of the afterlife, male, Blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia. This type of ...


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Statuette Baoulé Waka Sona Blolo Bia
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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 ...

Ndoma portrait mask of Baoulé / Yohoure
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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 ...

Statuette Baoule Waka sona
African art > African Statues > Statuette Baule

Inverted doubles in the Baule African art sculptures.
Traitment of great finesse for this sculpture depicting a seated woman, an offering cup on the knees. It is embellished with very fine necklaces of colorful pearls. Beautiful satin black patina. Residuals of matified ritual anointings. Part cracked by time.

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 ritual cults and sculpted masks they borrowed. Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé, Baulé, in the ritual setting: The statues Waka-Sona, being of wood in baoulé, evoke a assed oussou, being from the earth. They are part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the ...


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Baoule rider figure
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African art > African Statues > Cavalier Baule

Vivid speckled laying for this baoulé sculpture depicting a naked figure, straddling his raw mount.
Two types of statues are produced by the Baoulé, Baulé, in the ritual setting: The statues Waka-Sona, 'being wooden' in baoulé, evoke a siled 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 afterlife. The second type of statues are the 'spouses of the afterlife, male, Blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia, which are akin to a quest for fullness by seeking homage to his idealized sexual opposite. About 60 ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé in the centre, Akans from Ghana, the savannah ...


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Figure of "colon" Baoulé
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Western influences in African art baoulé .
Communicly called 'colon' but sometimes embodying a type of 'ideal spouse' according to individual criteria, this male figure distinguished by his overweight is classically represented adopting a casual but assured posture, hands slipped into pockets. (" African Art Western Eyes, Baule, Vogel, p.253 to 257)Patine smooth polychrome.
Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual setting:The Waka-Sona statues, being of wood in baoulé, evoke a assed 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 afterlife. The second type of statues, made ...


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

This circular African mask, says Junior, has a crenellated border, with hollowed-out eyes topped with protruding conical pupils, it has a rectangular mouth in which was chiseled a teeth, in reference to the traditional image of teeth among young people. Reduced animal ears are shown on the rounded horns. The female kplekple mask, according to some authors (African Barbier-Mueller Masks, p.116) is said to be red. Vogel Baule) however indicates 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. Metal inlays.
Dedicating the manifestation of a series of family masks Goli, this circular mask with rounded horns evoking the antelope, is considered in some cases as a male mask, ...


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Baoule Bonu amwin Mask
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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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