Lot: 166

85th Tribal Art Auction

Standing female ancestor figure "blolo bla"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Guy Loudmer, Paris, Drouot, 27 et 28 Juin 1991, lot 110
Jean-Paul Agogué, Champigny-sur-Marne, France
H: 18.9 inch 6000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, reddish brown patina, red pigment, black paint, kaolin, fine carved coiffure with small lobes on each side, eyes accentuated with kaolin, raised scarification marks on face and body, abundantly decorated shoes, collection number backside: "AJP1118", slightly dam. (nose bridge), cracks (back of the head, back), on wooden plate; embodying the female ideal of Baule culture: elaborate coiffure and scarification marks are considered as signs of beauty.