A female Baule
A female Baule from the region Toumodi, Baulé, Ivory Coast, standing on a round base, sturdy legs leading to prominent buttocks, a slender torso with a protruding navel and with small conical-shaped breasts, a sloping shoulders leading to arms attached to the body, the elongated hands resting on the abdomen, the long cylindrical neck supporting an oval head, a mouth with full lips, a broad nose, huge almond-shaped eyes lie beneath the symmetrical arrangement of the semi-circular eyebrows, the carving is distinguished by the large number of decorative scarifications in low relief, the coiffure consists of three braided pigtails that lie close to the head; the surface with remnants of encrustations and signs of sacrifications, several cracks, incl. stand. Provenance Mr Cabinet, Ivory Coast.
Lit.: Susan M. Vogel: Baule: African Art Western Eye, 1997; Bernard de Grunne: Über den Baule-Stil und seine Meister. In: Eberhard Fischer/Lorenz Homberger: Afrikanische Meister. Kunst der Elfenbeinküste, Zurüch 2014, p. 81-106; Alain-Michel Boyer: Baule. Visions of Africa, Milan 2008.
600 - 800,- Euro
Height: 49 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg (incl. stand)