A Baule trance diviner's Asye Usu figure, Ivory Coast, 41cm high
Lot 425
A Baule trance diviner's Asye Usu figure, Ivory Coast, 41cm high
Sold for £212 (US$ 357) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Baule trance diviner's Asye Usu figure
Ivory Coast
the standing male with saggital coiffure, conical plaited beard, keloid patterns to neck, back and torso, allover remains of kaolin, 41cm high

Footnotes

  • Cf. Susan Vogel, Baule: African Art Western Eyes, 1997, p. 234, where she states, "After the diviner's death, all his or her objects may be often wiped with kaolin and water and protected by a cotton bag."
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