A female Baule sculpture
A female Baule sculpture of a slave from the Sakasso region, about 60 km from Bouaké, posted on a rectangular, rounded base, scarification patterns all over the figure, the hands bounded at the back.
* The Blolo Blan/Bian-cult is not an Ancestor-cult. It seems to be something which is close to that inner world, that Jung is describing when he invented his theory of "anima and animus". For me, it´s always fascinating to compare the intellectual view of western science with the spiritual experiences of African cults.
Nguessan: If you had two girlfriends and one had a blolo bian and the other didn´t, which would you take to marry?
Old Man: If the two liked me, I would marry them both.
Nguessan: No! You have to choose one.
Old Man: I would take the one who did not have a blolo bian.
Old Man: Because of the arguments?
Nguessan: What arguments?
Old Man: Instead of having a rival, I would rather take the one who had none. That way we would be equals (since I have no spirit wife).
(Boreakpokro, Agba region, 1994) Baule Art Western Eyes, Susan Vogel, New Haven, Yale University Press 1997.
3.200 - 3.600,- Euro
Height: 58 cm
Weight: 1,1 kg