Lot: 214

101st Auction

Standing male figure

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Petr Zubek, Düsseldorf, Germany
Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium
H: 15.6 inch 4000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, kaolin, base

Beautiful figure with self-contained expression and elaborate hairstyle. It was probably once completely covered with kaolin.

Due to its patina this figure might be assigned to the type of "asie usu" figure. "Asie usu" represent bush spirits and are used by the magic priests in divination rituals (oracles).

Vogel, Susan Mullin, Baule, African Art - Western Eyes, New York 1997, p. 262