Lot: 35

Standing female figure "blolo bla"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule, Kouamé Kouassi

Provenance Size Hammer price
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Paolo Morigi (1939-2017), Magliaso-Lugano, Switzerland
H: 14 inch sold

wood, pigments, rest. (rear part of the base completed), plinth

The most striking thing about this figure is the particularly beautifully crafted head, the elaborate hairstyle and the almost naturalistic eyes, but especially the mouth, with its particularly distinctive shape.

For another female figure attributed to the master Kouamé Kouassi, see AHDRC 0057974.

Morigi, Paolo, Raccolta di un amatore d'arte primitiva, Bern 1980, p. 150, ill. 152