Lot: 149

102nd Auction

Standing female figure "waka sran" or "blolo bla"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Canadian Private Collection H: 27 inch 5000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, black patina, miniature glass beads, brass, collection no. "3411", rest.

The interesting figure is characterised by a great mannerism in its formal language. Many of the features are exaggerated to the extreme. The relatively large, narrow head is crowned by an extremely sweeping crested coiffure. Neck, upper body and arms are richly decorated with lavish burl decoration, which was inserted into large rectangular compartments.