Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, ca. 1940s or earlier. A finely carved standing wooden female figure known as a "Blolo Bian" - an ancestral sculpture that would be placed in the home, looked after and attentively cared for, as such these special figures are believed to act as a medium to the spirit world. Figures like this example are also called Dream Lovers, believed to visit the living in their dreams and may serve as an Oracle who can predict the future or act as a dream lover. Nice Size: 15.5" H (39.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Private , San Francisco, CA Collection
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