A Baule maternity figure


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Category: SKU: FXA09740


A Baule maternity figure, Ivory Coast, standing on a fragmentary base with a child carrying on its back, muscular bent legs ending up in prominent buttocks, a slender toros with tapering, hanging breasts, a rounded shoulders beneath a cylindrical neck supporting an oval head with full lips mouth, a slightly curved nose with prominent nostrils beneath almond-shaped eyes below raised arching brows, spherical ears, fine scarification marks on the neck, wearing a multi-ridged coiffure; natural brown patina, remnants of sacrifications as a blood, traces of age and use, partly eroded.

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.

400 – 500,- Euro

Height: 52 cm
Weight: 1,7 kg

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Weight 1.7 kg