Female Figure

Female Figure

late 1800s-early 1900s

Wood, metal

Overall: 54.1 x 7.8 x 7.5 cm (21 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Gift of Katherine C. White 1972.343

Description

An artistic melting pot, the Bondoukou region in northeastern Ivory Coast near the border with Ghana, is inhabited by several ethnic groups whose cultures often intermingle. This figure's rounded shapes and delicate surface decoration--which seem to imitate body scarifications--closely resemble the style of Baule carvings. The figure's meaning and function remain a mystery.

See also
Collection: 
African Art
Department: 
African Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Wood, metal

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