Lot: 166

85th Tribal Art Auction

Figure d´ancêtre féminine debout "blolo bla"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baoulé

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Guy Loudmer, Paris, Drouot, 27 et 28 Juin 1991, lot 110
Jean-Paul Agogué, Champigny-sur-Marne, France
H: 48 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

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.