African Figurine/Fetish in wood from the Baule ethnic group of Ivory Coast
Collected in the region of Bouaké in Ivory Coast -
Statuette representing a queen. “Waka-Sona” Fetish (wooden being in Baule) representing a queen.
Marvellous statuette with a smooth face full of serenity, well-proportioned, with a beard and a finely braided hairstyle.
The Baule are one of the most important ethnic groups of Ivory Coast. Their name reflects their origin: according to a legend, Queen Abla Pokou led her people in exodus to the gold mines regions, during the 18th century; she had to sacrifice her son to the god of a river, in order for them to be able to cross it. The people were therefore named the "Bauli", meaning "the son is dead".
Baule artists created many artworks. They have produced some creations that are among the most elegant objects of African art.
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- meados do século XX
- Região / País
- Costa do Marfim
- 49.5×10×9.5 cm
- Statue de reine
- Grupo étnico / cultura
- 1 kg
- Vendido com suporte