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BAULE WOOD STATUE

Item noM2893

BAULE WOOD STATUE
A Baule male chief figure seated on a miniature throne holding a long staff indicating his authority. Typical stylized hair, the face is delicately carved, long nose, perched mouth, face scarification that matched his back and his chest. His face has a long beard, his right hand is resting on his knees, the left holding his staff with a miniature head on top. Both arms have decorated bands.
He has an oversized hand and feet.
Resting on a contemporary base.

• Afrique, Africa Bouka Ivory Coast
Hauteur/Height: 22 in. (55.9 cm)

Provenance:
Belgium collection in the 1960’s
East Coast USA