Baule Male Figure, Boile Region, Ivory Coast
height 10 1/4in (26cm)
blol bian, the standing male spirit spouse with finely detailed features including ridged coiffeur, delicate scarifications, downcast eyes with carved pupils, pursed small mouth and short goatee, fingers and toes particularly long and thin with expanded tips indicating the nails; smooth, glossy dark-brown patina.
Alain Dufour, Paris
Tom Alexander, St. Louis
Private American Collection
Peter Boyd, Seattle
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis