What is there not to like about this piece? Carved of wood with remains of white paint in the hair and face, red around the eyes and the bowl, and a speckled white and dark brown patina, it portrays a seated male holding a cup. The seat is supported by lions or some other animal. The man's hair is beautifully coiffed with parallel incisions and remains of white pigment in braids.His body has scarification on the face, neck, arms, and back. He is holding a small bowl possibly for divinations. Overall this old carving is in really good shape with some loss around its stool and on the bottom probably from resting on the ground. There is a some small cracking possibly from shrinkage, a quite common occurrence in carvings from the tropics that have been moved to more temperate regions.
This beautiful carving stands about 26.5 (67.3 cm) high and will make a wonderful addition to anyones collection of African, Baule or Ethnographic art. It is insect free, showing no sign if active insect infestation. Please examine the photos closely to determine the validity of this items condition and what was previously stated. Please closely examine this item's photos to determine condition.We describe it to the best of our ability, but make no guarantee our standards will match your standards as to final condition. We value your honesty and hope you will show us the same respect. We honor the world we all share. Toward this end, almost all of our packaging materials have been repurposed. It may not be pretty, but works and maybe saves a tree or two. PLEASE, if the packaging appears damaged, take photos as you open it. Thank you for checking out our listing. The item "Baule Seated Figure. Older Piece" is in sale since Sunday, November 1, 2020.
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