Baule ancestor figure playing drums - SOLD OUT

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.

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Data sheet

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

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