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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.


Couple of celestial spouses Baule
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Property of the soothsayer komienfoué, sometimes intervening in the divinatory practices of the Mbra, this couple evoking assou, or "geniuses of nature", related to fertility, is depicted sitting in seats of the Type Akan. Hairstyles whose braids are gathered backwards, checkerboard scarifications dotted on the body, fine adornments of beads, are part of the features of the baoulé statuary. Heterogeneous dark patina chipped. Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: the statues Waka-Sona , " being 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 Komian soothsayers, the latter being selected by the spirits asye usu in order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife. ...

Maternity figure Asye usu Baule
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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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Baule Ndoma face mask
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This African Baoulé mask, an African sculpture called A portrait mask or Ndoma, features braided hair flanked by two side duvets. The face features the traditional scarficions 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 music and songs, celebrations, visits of personalities, staging ...


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Large mask Baoulé ram
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African tribal societies have always carved many African masks with animal representation, usually totemic since associated in many cases with the founding ancestors of the ethnic group. In the case of a totem animal, it is logically forbidden to consume it under penalty of serious consequences. These masks are honored in such a way as to generate blessings, and are the property of the family. There are also so-called entertainment masks, which are danced during specific festivities. This African Mask Baoulé of great proportion, embellished with parallel linear engravings adjoining with a kaolin coating, is a sheep.
The twisted sculpted horns evoke aggression and destructive power. Long ears surround the animal's head, highlighting the relief of the snout. A sacrificial victim for ...


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Colon figure Baoule Blolo bia
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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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Baoule Mask Mblo Kpwan Ple
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Ex-collection Swiss African tribal art. An African entertainment mask that can be seen by women, this heavy piece of African art has a dark patina. The headdress is made up of four elegant braided shells. The face is delicately highlighted with traditional scarifications called "ngole". 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 region, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc. Each of these masks are distinguished by the hairstyles, the location and the choice of scarifications, etc. Also known as Gbagba, they personify graceful young girls or men whose ...


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Large baule ram mask
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African tribal societies have always carved many African masks with animal representation, usually totemic since associated in many cases with the founding ancestors of the ethnic group. In the case of a totem animal, it is logically forbidden to consume it under penalty of serious consequences. These masks are honored in such a way as to generate blessings, and are the property of the family. There are also so-called entertainment masks, which are danced during specific festivities. This african Baoulé mask of great proportion, is embellished with decorative patterns coated with kaolin. Brown patina with mahogany highlights.
The twisted sculpted horns evoke aggression and destructive power. Long ears surround the animal's head, highlighting the relief of the snout. A sacrificial ...


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Statue Baoulé Waka Sona
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This naturalistic sculpture forms an unusual representation of a "Waka -Sona", "being of wood in baoulé", with hands in the back enclosed by ties. Many checkerboard scarifications run through the captive's anatomy. A certain thinness, illustrated by the realism of raised ribs, constitutes an additional detail of his anatomy. This singular object was probably intended to benefit the reputation of its holder, the soothsayer. Light brown patina on which blackish film residues of ritual libation remain.
Two types of statues Waka- Sona , or "Waka-Sran" are produced by baoulé in the ritual setting: those that evoke a assiè oussou, be of the earth, and which are part of a set of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the soothsayers komien, the ...


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Baule / Yaure Lomane Mask
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A subgroup of the Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, the Yaouré have produced a sculptural art influenced by the neighbouring Baoulé and Gouros ethnic groups, and vice versa. This African mask belonging to the je society is topped by a group of birds. A tripartite hair adorned with diamonds dug into the wood highlights a bulging forehead, and a collar decorated with triangular patterns highlights the face. Fine scarifications "ngole" mark the temples. Satin brown patina. This copy, which could be attributed to the group of Anoman , Lomane, (bird) is part of the fourth of the seven masks I originally danced around the deceased and leaned to the point of touching him for a purifying purpose. He also appears at the moment in the course of rejoicing. . African art masks Yaouré ...


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Statue Baule Blolo bian
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Figure "Waka -Sona", "est of wood, ED" in baoulé, carved in dense wood, presents a light brown patina. Both hands of the character rest on the bulging abdomen. This gesture of life refers to parentage. Two types of statues Waka-Sona are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: those that evoke a assius 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 order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife. The second type of statues are the spouses of the afterlife, male, Blolo bian or female, the blolo bia . About 60 ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé in the centre, Akans from Ghana, the savannah people, hunting and farming, as ...


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Large statue Baoulé Asye usu
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A voluminous head with multiple braided shells, facial and body scarifications, a protruding umbilical, muscular legs adapted to agricultural work, characterize this effigy male baoulé. The soft, sainy surface is locally encrusted with ritual anointing residues. Kaolin chipped on the seat. Desication cracks. Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: the statues Waka-Sona , " being 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 komiefoué soothsayers , the latter being selected by the spirits asye usu ("genies of the earth") in order to communicate the revelations of the afterlife. The second type of statues are the spouses of the ...

Large Mask Baoulé ram
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Imposing tribal animal sculpture whose long carved horns, twisted, symbolize aggressiveness and destructive power. Sacrificial victim for offerings and metaphor of pugnacity, the baoulé mask-bomber 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.
Dense wood, satin patina, mahogany brown, black and white. Desication cracks.
According to 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 died". 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, ...


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Baoulé Blolo bian Figure
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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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Baoulé/Yohouré Moon Mask
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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 " warm-up " the scene before the appearance of larger masks. This circular mask with a chiseled border offers a face with mats in three lobes that can be seen on many baoulé and yohouré masks. The high forehead, the seat of intelligence and wisdom, has a median scarification in relief. The half-closed eyes reinforce the interiority of the expression.
Light is missing on the lower inner contour. The particularly smooth and sainy surface reflects a range of warm browns.
The African art of the Baoulé, an Akan group established in the south-east of Côte d'Ivoire, has a wide ...


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Ancestor statue Baule Asia usu
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This "Waka -Sona", ", wood-to-baouu", set on stocky, muscular legs suitable for agricultural work, grabs his beard as oil anointings stiffened. The high summit ridge that composes his hairstyle meets in three shells ending in braids. Many traditional checkerboard scarifications roam his body. A hand with de-measured fingers rests in the umbilical region. This gesture of life evokes the parentage on which he exercises his protection. Light wood, irregular satin surface.
Two types of statues Waka- Sona are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: those that evoke a 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 soothsayers komian, the latter being selected by the asye usu ...


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Baoulé maternity figure
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A tribal sculpture depicting a woman sitting with a child, she displays traditional keloid scars and a hairstyle whose chiseled braids on the wood form a large shell. A bust and a long neck give elegant volumes to this statue expressing a peaceful concentration. Grey-brown speckled patina, kaolin-encrusted residue. Two types of statues are produced by the baoulé in the ritual framework: The statues Waka-Sona, " be of wood " in baoulé, evoke a asssouou, 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 statues, made according to the soothsayer's instructions, are the spouses of the afterlife, male, ...


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Statue Baule Waka Sona
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Altade and meditative physiognomy, concentrated, for this figure embodying a Baule leader imbued with serene assurance. The concept of beauty of the Baoulé, thanks to the numerous checkerboard motifs representing the scarifications, and the elaborate headdress on which the braids are finely engraved, asserts itself here again. The modeling of the lower limbs, illustrating vigour, forms an aesthetic constant among the baoulé cannons.
Black brown satin patina, residual kaolin inlays. Some 60 ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé in the centre, Akans from Ghana, a people of the savannah, hunting and farming, as well as the Gouro from whom they borrowed ritual cults and carved masks. Two types of statues are produced by ...


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Baule Ndoma Mask
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Another variant of the African mask Baoulé called mask-portrait, this copy wears a janiform crest and presents, in the center of the eyebrow arch in the heart marked with the sign ngole , a delicately drawn nose, a narrow mouth in advance. Relief patterns are inscribed on the forehead, in relation to the scarifications. A thin crenellated necklace evokes a beard, and therefore a hermaphrodite character. This piece of African tribal art features a carmy red patina on which brown drippings remain. Residual ochre inlays in the hollows. Crack.
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 themselves at the end of the ceremonies of ...


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Kplekple Kplé Mask Baoulé de Côte d Ivoire
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This circular African mask, known as " junior", with a surface made up of embossed checkerboards, has hollowed eyes and a rectangular mouth in which teeth are engraved in reference to the traditional image.  Zoomorphic elements in the form of short horns meet in a bow at the top. The female mask 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 is painted black. It is likely that this allocation varies from village to village. This form copy yet one of the many variations in garnet red, black and white tones. Generally preceding the manifestation of a series of masks of the " family Goli ", this circular mask with rounded horns ...

Baule comb, Baoulé
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Some 60 ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé in the centre, Akans from Ghana, a people of the savannah, hunting and farming, as well as the Gouro from whom they borrowed the cults and masks. The basic unit is lineage, under the responsibility of an elder, whose functions are political and religious.
In Côte d'Ivoire, the most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors. A refined accessory, the comb is an essential tool for shaping the sumptuous crépée and tattooed hairstyles of Baoulé men and women. Here he wears five teeth, and his sleeve is embellished with engraved motifs similar to those engraved on the masks of the ethnic group. Ref. In: ...


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Ivory Coast Monkey Mask
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Ex-Belgian African art collection.
This sacred African mask, of conjuring, comes from one of the many Baoulé cults that would include seven masks.  It is the powerful embodiment of a force being U-002amwin".  This mask could be related to harvest ceremonies.  Animal masks always accompanied the portrait masks.
This model has a plastron trimmed with raffia fibers that concealed the ties of the dancer's costume.
According to 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 died". They make up the majority of Côte d'Ivoire's population. Artists of African art have produced very elegant and diverse works, including many masks.  There are also so-called "entertainment masks ...


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