From NY Private Collection ,
Superb Old Baule Female Figure Spirit Spouse seated on a stool Cote d'Ivoire African
Majestic seated female figure in the finest Baule style. The face is so sublime and sensitively-rendered that there is a possibility that this piece represents an important specific person .
Its size and attention to detail make it a desirable piece ,
it shows wear and cracks all over the body due to age and use
pls check pictures for more details .
24" H with the black stand
overall is good condition.amazing in person
Baule figurative statuary is some of the best known and most collected. Finely carved male and female figures ranging is size from small to large are generally portrayed in a standing position of formal calmness with arms close to the body and hands resting on the abdomen. Attention is focused upon the head with emphasis given to detailed face and neck scarification and elaborate coiffures. Figures are often enhanced through the addition of gold leaf or by jewelry. The well-carved figures are burnished to a dark glossy patina from much handling.