Pair of carved African tribal Baule diviner figures. Description: A beautiful pair of Baule diviner figures. 19th to mid 20th century.
Baule diviners were consulted by tribe members seeking assistance with problems such as childbearing or health concerns. Pairs of diviner sculptures are important examples of Baule art. Carved as separate male and female figures, this pair are clearly from the same exquisite hand showing matched gestures, stances, expressions, coiffures scarification and ornamentation.
They have slightly downturned gazes, contained postures and powerful, muscular legs. The elongated treatment of the torsos is typical.Condition: some small damages to extremities in keeping with age (see photographs). These are magnificent museum quality examples. The item "Pair of carved African tribal Baule diviner figures. Ethnographic antique" is in sale since Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\African". The seller is "nigel315" and is located in St Boswells, Melrose, Borders. This item can be shipped worldwide.