Large African Ivory sculpture of a Noble Baule Woman
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Directory: Hidden: Viewable: Pre 1980: item # 1005576
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CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
|A classic style Baule maternity sculpture depicting the community ideal of beauty, nobility and motherhood. The elaborate hair style, scarification and jewelry all suggest to the African viewer that this is a person of importance, one who does not work in the fields. She also is young and carrying a child, suggesting fertility, an important quality in Tribal life. This carving carefully adheres to the traditional standards of the community and is a carving on what appears to be an antique piece of ivory. The sculpture itself is mid 20th Century. Height 14", diameter of the base 3.25".|