From: Ivory Coast

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-12-51
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Baule
Provenience Ivory Coast
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Female

Wooden figurine colored black except eyeballs. Traces of red on upper lip. Hands held against back of head.

The type of features illustrates the radial admixture present among the Baule, due to incursions, beginning 150 years ago, of AGNI and ASHANTI from the east, who now form the domiant element of the BAULE. The original in habitants, GURO, and related groups, are characterized by coarser features like their MANDINGAB relations further north.

Height 74.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929

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