Baule Janus Heddle Pulley, Ivory Coast
Lot 276
Fine Baule Janus Heddle Pulley, Ivory Coast
Sold for US$ 10,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Baule Janus Heddle Pulley, Ivory Coast
Lot Details
Fine Baule Janus Heddle Pulley, Ivory Coast
height 9 3/8in (23.8cm)
the elegant zoomorphic female head with a serene, expressive face with carved eyes, an elongated nose and diminutive mouth, the recessed facial plane below carved brows and finely incised coiffure above a carved relief motif on the forehead, the top with finely carved horns curving in towards each other forming a circle and with incised lines on lower area, the verso with a smaller zoomorphic head with beard and horns of similar form, fine and subtle incising overall lower areas of the pulley, scarification and relief between brows and on neck, pierced for suspension; fine aged, glossy dark-brown patina.

Provenance:
Julius Carlebach, New York
Private Collection, New York
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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