This female figure most likely represents a sculpture made for a spirit husband, Blolo bian. The Baule create art in several media, including wooden sculpture, gold and brass casting similar to their Asante ancestors, and mask and figure carving, which have been greatly influenced by their Senufo and Guro neighbors. Provenance : Private Danish collector and bought from a well-known gallery in the s. The culmination of such efforts hopefully results in the creation of a sculpture that is most attractive to the asye usu. When used by Baule diviners, such works not only flatter the asye usu but also add to the theatrical spectacle of a public pronouncement of a divinatory revelation. Consequently, diviners prosper by commissioning superlative figures as divinatory instruments. The more elaborate the ornamental and decorative features of an individual work, the more time has been invested in its execution by the sculptor, and the greater the expense to its owner. Click here for more information about the Baule people.
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