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BAULE ANCESTRAL JANIFORM COUPLE

Item noM2941

Carved of deep brown wood , hair stained black, one face of a women, the other of a man, finely carved with classical features, decorated with elaborate scarification on face, neck and torso. Arms folded resting on either side of their naval. The Baule people believe that spirits appear in this manner to diviners during an encounter, it is a sign of welcome.

• Cote d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast; Baule Tribe
Hauteur/Height: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
#M2941 (VQIRRX8)

Provenance:
Mr. Werner Muensterburger, N.Y. circa 1910/1920

Similar to:
Christie\'s sale 14989
African & Oceanic 19 May 2017
Lot : 4
Exhibited:
Houston, Texas, Totems not Taboo, An exhibition of Primitive Art. Assembled and presented by The Contemporary Arts Museum in the Cullinan Hall of the
Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, 26 February- 29 March 1959
New York, The Museum of Primitive Art, African Sculpture from the Collection of Jay C. Lef, 1964, cat. no. 6
New York, The Center for African Art, The Art of Collecting African Art, 13 May-9 October 1988