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Object Number:
29-12-72
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Baule
Provenience:
Ivory Coast
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iconography:
Male
Description:
Colored black. Face marks: double broken line between eye and ear, single one between eyebrows. Long, narrow pointed face with the stylization of the mouth especially, are features of the divine style, and suggest that the figurine represents a god, perhaps the third member of the triad which compromises the sky, the earth and their son.
Height:
41.4cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. Laporte
Other Number:
025   -   Cast Number

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 16
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[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40
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