FUNCTION: unique fact in Africa, both Baule men and women have a spouse from the hereafter which helps them in each aspect of daily life, the belief in these spouses from the hereafter is very strong and these are probably the most frequent type of statuettes that we can find among them.
POPULATION: Baule from Ivory Coast.
MATERIAL: hardwood with a thick, shiny patina.
DIMENSIONS: 70 cm.
DESCRIPTION: standing, the hands on the belly, in a dignified position, this mystical spouse is entirely scarified on the body and on the face, the beard symbolises wisdom, the patina of manipulation is thick and shiny.
STATE OF PRESERVATION: perfectly well-preserved, it was kept in a corner of the room, these objects are usually hidden in fabric, even if the relationship with this spouse is known to all and approved by the parents and soothsayers;
PROVENANCE: Former André B collection, former African art dealer; then the Farafi Gallery, specialist in Arts of west Africa for more than twenty-five years; then the Keita village of Antiquarians of Isles sur Sorgues.
Careful shipment via express parcel with track & trace (Colissimo suivi), including a certificate with a picture and a description.
- cônjuge místico
- Nome do objeto indígena
- Blo Lo Bian
- Grupo étnico / cultura
- Costa do Marfim
- 1.ª metade do século XX
- excelente estado
- Vendido com suporte
- 70×10×8 cm