Baule Blolo bian figure (spirit husband)
Ivory Coast
wood, pigment
10.5" tall x 2" wide
Mid 20th Century
definite signs of age and use
ex private collection, USA

A well carved older figure with a great
presence. I've always been drawn to figures
with different arm and hand placement, and
I especially enjoy figures with their hands in
their pockets. There are lots of little details
on this figure that I love like the part in his
hair, the nice belt, the rolled up ends of his
shorts, and one thing that isn't really
noticeable at first glance which are his
shoes which are sandals with dots on them.

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