Female Ancestor Figure
16 3/4" high
Circa 20th Century
Baule, Ivory Coast, West Africa
A standing female figure with a finely incised coiffure, arched eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes and an elongated nose. The lips are pursed and there are concentric rings around the neck. The pointed breasts have scarification; the arms bend and the hands are held flat against each side of the convex navel. The legs are slightly bent and the flat feet rest on a rectangular base.
ancestor figure, Baule, Ivory Coast, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture