Circa 19th Century
Baule, Ivory Coast, Africa
A standing figure with finely incised coiffure; the right hand grasps a long, braided goatee. The left hand rests on the left hip near a convex navel and under diagonal scarification. Scarification is also found on the rear neck and back. The knees are slightly bent and the flat feet rest on a circular base.
ancestor figure, Baule, Ivory Coast, West Africa, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture