Baule maternity figure representing a mother carries a child in the palm of her hands. Scarification is present on the back of the body and the face.
The aesthetics of Baulé art is not a coincidence and is in fact linked to the belief that the spirits and geniuses of the bush appreciate the beautiful rooms in which they come then settle down, the statues serving them. made of receptacles, and then flattered by the quality of the sculpture, decide to ensure their benevolence and protection to the owner of the objects. About sixty ethnic groups inhabit Ivory Coast, including the Baule, in the center, Akans from Ghana, people of the savannah, hunting and farming. Coiffure and scarification details, with refined forms but no loss of expressiveness and power. We find the Baule people in Ivory Coast.
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Provenance: Ex French Collection
Estimated date: Mid 20 century
Country: Burkina Faso
Height: 52 cm
Width: 10 cm
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