#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

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

Acquired in 2001

US$350

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