Old Fine Baule Female Figure – Tiébissou Village, Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
1950-60. Carved hard wood; cm 49,8 high (19.61″); grams 1.326,0 (46.77 oz.) . A fine touch patina with significant signs of use and age.
A female Baule sculpture, from the region Yamoussoukro (Tiébissou village), standing on an oval base, muscular legs ending in prominent buttocks, a slender torso with a pointed navel, tapering and hanging breasts, square shoulders leading to arms carved close to the body, the hands touching the abdomen, the torso is decorated with scarification marks on the front and the backside, the elongated cylindrical neck supporting an ovoid head, a mouth with full lips, a slender nose leading to wide, high arched brows, almond-shaped eyes which are bordered all around, further scarification marks at the corners of the mouth, on the cheeks, temples, forehead and on the neck, the head capped by a sophisticated striated domed coiffure with three ponytails arranged around the head.
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