#D501
AFRICA, COTE D'IVOIRE.
Tribal Group: BAULE.

Traditional African Baule carving of
a female, with carved red cache sexe and a beaded waste band. Classic Baule coiffure, face and body scarification, red painted nipples, standing on a circular base. Hands joined at the belly, framing navel.

Such carvings were done to symbolize
a mate or lover in the other world.

PLEASE NOTE: It appears that the left breast was once broken off and has been repaired, significant cracks have materialized in the back of the torso and head. There also is a major chunk broken out of the base. The underside
of the base displays serious natural degradation.
Not unusual, given the age of the piece. The price reflects the aging and native repair.

15" tall, 3 1/2" diameter
Age uncertain. Carver Unknown

Acquired in 2001

US$350

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