Potomo waka slingshot - Baule - Ivory Coast
In Africa, slingshots are found among the Baoulé among others. They are often figurative, the lack often being endowed with one or more representations of heads or even a complete body inspired by their artistic corpus.
The Baoulé are renowned for the quality and finesse of their sculpture, composed mainly of statues and an extremely rich variety of masks, but also many everyday objects or related to ceremonies. This piece has a human bust where you can see the arms and a head.
Origin : gathered in situDating : 1970'sSize : 19 x 7 cmMaterial : wood
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- Ethnic group
- Baoulé / Baulé
- Ivory Coast
- Gathered in situ
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