A so-called Baule “Colon Figure”” of a woman, Ivory Coast, posted on a carved, rectangular plinth, a long skirt, holding two flyfisks in the hands; remnants of a painted patina.
This sculpture was most probably made in the years after 1960 – the Independence of most West African States. The Lobi Carver, Kilité Noufe, who carved many similar figures with Western attachments, said to me: “These figures have nothing to do with colonization It was the time when we became Europeans and that’s what these sculptures express, which is why I started to carve such figures. ”
Loropeni 2008, Burkina Faso.
400 – 500,- Euro
Height: 60 cm
Weight: 2,9 kg