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Baule Waka sona Statue - Ivory Coast - African Art Tribal Art
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  • Title: Baule Waka sona Statue - Ivory Coast - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Figure, statue, chief
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: RCI, Ivory Coast
  • Materials: Wood, pearls
  • Dimensions: 14,96 Inch
  • Weight: 2,21 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.
  • Additional Information: The African male figure Waka-Sona, " being of wood," in baoulé, çi-contre, evokes a besieged oussou, being of the earth. It is part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the komien soothsayers, the latter being selected by the asye usu spirits in order to communicate the revelations of the beyond. The second type of statues are the spouses of the afterlife, masculine, the blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia . The whole body and face are decorated with rectangular checkerboard patterns in reference to tribal scarification, and ringlets representing bracelets. The beard was stiffened by anointing with shea oil. These statues were kept on the altar bo osu where sacrifices were made to the spirits. Irregular and granular matt patina.
    About sixty ethnic groups live in Ivory Coast, including the Baoulé, in the center, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and agriculture like the Gouro. The basic unit is the lineage, under the responsibility of an elder, whose functions are political and religious.

    Reserve: $180.20

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  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

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    Baule Waka sona Statue - Ivory Coast - African Art Tribal Art

    Estimate $328 - $381
    May 17, 2022
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    Starting Price $140
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    0045: Baule Waka sona Statue - Ivory Coast - African Art Tribal Art

    Sold for $180
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    Est. $328 - $381Starting Price $140
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    May 17, 2022 4:00 PM EDT
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  • Title: Baule Waka sona Statue - Ivory Coast - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Figure, statue, chief
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: RCI, Ivory Coast
  • Materials: Wood, pearls
  • Dimensions: 14,96 Inch
  • Weight: 2,21 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.
  • Additional Information: The African male figure Waka-Sona, " being of wood," in baoulé, çi-contre, evokes a besieged oussou, being of the earth. It is part of a type of statues intended to be used as a medium tool by the komien soothsayers, the latter being selected by the asye usu spirits in order to communicate the revelations of the beyond. The second type of statues are the spouses of the afterlife, masculine, the blolo bian or feminine, the blolo bia . The whole body and face are decorated with rectangular checkerboard patterns in reference to tribal scarification, and ringlets representing bracelets. The beard was stiffened by anointing with shea oil. These statues were kept on the altar bo osu where sacrifices were made to the spirits. Irregular and granular matt patina.
    About sixty ethnic groups live in Ivory Coast, including the Baoulé, in the center, people of the savannah, practicing hunting and agriculture like the Gouro. The basic unit is the lineage, under the responsibility of an elder, whose functions are political and religious.

    Reserve: $180.20

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $68.90 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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