Baule ancestor figure playing drums

€440.00

This traditional African statue is probably an ancestor playing the drum. The person is standing, in a dynamic position, legs slightly bent. The curves are generous.
This unusual representation represents the musician who embellished percussion the festivities of the Mblo for example, or the masquerades of the cult Goli.
This piece bears witness to the refinement and technical mastery acquired by the Baoule sculptors.
Like Usu or Blolo type statues (geniuses or celestial spouses), the cap is detailed and complex.
Very beautiful old patina. According to Neyt, this piece is also a historical and ethnographic testimony of the unfolding of masquerades and festivities.

Make an Offer

Your Offer is sent.

Your Offer is accepted, please check your inbox.

  •     *Required Fields

Loading

Shipping fees
00617

Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
53 x 20 cm
Expert's estimate
750 - 850 €
Ethnic group
Baoulé / Baulé
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Condition
Very good

You might also like