A male Baule sculpture from the region Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, standing on a round base, muscular bent legs ending in prominent buttocks, accentuated genitals, a slender torso with a pointed navel, emphasized pectoral muscles and nipples, squared shoulders leading to arms carved close to the body, elongated hands touching the abdomen, the torso is decorated with scarification marks, an elongated cylindrical neck supporting an oval head with an asymmetric striated goatee, a narrow mouth, a flattened nose with broad tip, high arched brows, outlined almond-shaped eyes, spherical ears with prominent tragus, further scarification marks on the face, the neck and the back, the sculpture is capped by a striated two-parted coiffure with ponytails at the back of the head, with two pointed ornaments in the front; brown patina with traces of kaolin, signs of age and ritual use. Provenance M. 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 - 700,- Euro
Height: 54 cm Weight: 2.2 kg
M. Kaba Cabinet in his office in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, around, before he died in 2010.
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