Lot: 16685th 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||
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.