Statuetta raffigurante maternità - Legno - Baoulé - Costa d’Avorio

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Statuetta raffigurante maternità - Legno - Baoulé - Costa d’Avorio
Eccellenti condizioni

Baule Maternity figure

Provenance:
- Giovanni Franco Scanzi, Italy


Giovanni Scanzi published several books on African art : L'art traditional Lobi; Statuaire de Cote Ivoire, etc

Among the Baule, the existence of one's otherworld mate is typically encountered by young adults who face specific problems such as infertility, illness, incompatibility with their real life mate or other significant relationships, and even failure to find a real life mate. Once a person is "diagnosed" by a diviner (called a wunnzueyifue and an important member of Baule society), it may be determined the problem can be "cured" or resolved by marriage to a spirit spouse – in which case a "blolo statue", or spirit spouse is commissioned and carved. Male spirit spouses are called blolo bian; females are called blolo bla.

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Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Statuetta raffigurante maternità
Etnia/cultura
Baoulé
Regione / Paese
Costa d’Avorio
Materiale
Legno
Condizioni
Eccellenti condizioni
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
44×9×9 cm
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