AFRICA, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Tribal Group: Baule (Baoule)

Carving, wood, male spirit figure, with beard, Baule coiffure, hands
at abdomen.
Standing on a wood extension of the original carved material
12 1/2" high x 2" wide
ca. 1970s
Carver Unknown
Such carvings were done in Baule villages to represent a desirable deceased or fantasy figure who exists on the other side of life.



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