Male Ancestor Figure
Circa 20th Century
Baule, Ivory Coast, West Africa
A standing male ancestor figure with a finely incised coiffure, bulbous eyes, enlarged lips and a braided goatee. The hands rest on each side of the convex navel and under diagonal scarification. The knees are bent and the flat feet rest on a circular base.
ancestor figure, Baule, Ivory Coast, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture