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Côte d’Ivoire; Akan and Baule peoples Male figure Wood, beads H. 50.8 cm (20”) The University of Iowa Museum of Art, The Stanley Collection, X1986.259 Based on a report published at the turn of the century (Delafosse 1900: 443) that beautifully carved “human figures are placed on the tomb or grave of the deceased or even in the tomb, so that the spirit may find a place of repose,” Kjersmeier (1935 I) and many others have described Baule figures as memorials or even portraits of ancestors.

Côte d’Ivoire; Akan and Baule peoples Male figure Wood, beads H. 50.8 cm (20”) The University of Iowa Museum of Art, The Stanley Collection, X1986.259 Based on a report published at the turn of the century (Delafosse 1900: 443) that beautifully carved “human figures are placed on the tomb or grave of the deceased or even in the tomb, so that the spirit may find a place of repose,” Kjersmeier (1935 I) and many others have described Baule figures as memorials or even portraits of ancestors.

Baule Blolo Bla Figure, Ivory Coast

Baule Blolo Bla Figure, Ivory Coast

Africa | Male figure from the Baule people of Ivory Coast | Wood; fine dark-brown patina overall with some ancient surface losses

Africa | Male figure from the Baule people of Ivory Coast | Wood; fine dark-brown patina overall with some ancient surface losses

Tribal Art Treasures Metal Figures Dogon Couple

Tribal Art Treasures Metal Figures Dogon Couple

Statue d'homme assis, Baulé, Côte d'Ivoire BAULE SEATED MALE FIGURE, IVORY COAST haut. 71 cm

Statue d'homme assis, Baulé, Côte d'Ivoire BAULE SEATED MALE FIGURE, IVORY COAST haut. 71 cm

Akan Akua'Ba Fertility Figure, Fante, Ghana http://www.imodara.com/post/103298722434/ghana-akan-akuaba-fertility-figure-fante

Akan Akua'Ba Fertility Figure, Fante, Ghana http://www.imodara.com/post/103298722434/ghana-akan-akuaba-fertility-figure-fante

Africa | Statue from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood, with a dark brown shiny patina

Africa | Statue from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood, with a dark brown shiny patina

Seated female Baule figure, Ivory Coast.  Height 46 cm.  At TEFAF Maastricht 2016, Bernard de Grunne presents 'Seated Baule figure as Thrones of the Spirits'. A rare collection of 18 museum-quality pieces from the Baule tribe in Central Ivory Coast.

Seated female Baule figure, Ivory Coast. Height 46 cm. At TEFAF Maastricht 2016, Bernard de Grunne presents 'Seated Baule figure as Thrones of the Spirits'. A rare collection of 18 museum-quality pieces from the Baule tribe in Central Ivory Coast.

Africa | Seated figure from the Senufo people | Wood, glass beads | Prior to 1960   ||||  Source; http://issuu.com/artsolution/docs/senufo

Africa | Seated figure from the Senufo people | Wood, glass beads | Prior to 1960 |||| Source; http://issuu.com/artsolution/docs/senufo

Auctions end in 5 hours A Fine,African Art, Baule, Maternity figure,Antique, w/Base No Reserve!

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Auctions end in 5 hours A Fine,African Art, Baule, Maternity figure,Antique, w/Base No Reserve!

Statue, Baule  haut. 38,5 cm - Les sculptures dont l'esthétique tend vers l'épure géométrique sont extrêmement rares dans la statuaire Baulé.

Statue, Baule haut. 38,5 cm - Les sculptures dont l'esthétique tend vers l'épure géométrique sont extrêmement rares dans la statuaire Baulé.

A Fine Baule Male & Female Spirit couple ~ African Art : Lot 42

A Fine Baule Male & Female Spirit couple ~ African Art : Lot 42