University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Spirit Spouse Sculpture [Object of the Day #55]


By: Alyssa Kaminski

The statue represents a Spirit Wife. In┬áBaule culture, both men and women are thought to have spirit spouses, supernatural husbands and wives that must be cherished before accepting a human husband or wife. A Spirit Wife is known as a Bloto Bla and a Spirit Husband is called a Bloto Bain. In order to appease […]

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