Baule Figure, Cote d’Ivoire

Female Baule Figure
Cote d’Ivoire, Africa
First Half 20th C.
Wood, Glass, Brass and Shell Beads, Natural Fiber
14.5” H x 3.5” W x 3.5” D

A stylistically pleasing figure. The soft brown patina and fine carving impart a delicacy that I don’t usually associate with figures of spiritual spouses (blolo bian).  With classic attributes; elongated neck supporting a scarified face, detailed precise coiffure, hands resting on the abdomen in a gesture of peace and slightly bent legs standing on a base. 

The result is a beautiful female Baule figure. 

Price on request

Callie Oakes

Sheridan Oakes