Pair of Divinatory “Bush” Figures Baule, Côte d'Ivoire - For Sale

Pair of Divinatory “Bush” Figures Baule, Côte d'Ivoire
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Wood, encrusted patina of long libations, female and male figures portrayed in a standing on a base with legs slightly bend, encrusted with small animal skulls above the heads, well carved and finely balanced. These figures were used to incarnate a spirit of bush, Asie Usu and would act as a hunter or diviner's tutelary. These kind of statues were worshipped and often given a libation of chicken blood and eggs, giving it an encrusted patina.
H: 35 cm (13 ¾ inch).

Literature: Bacquart, Jean-Baptiste (2010) The Tribal Arts of Africa.

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