Baule statues and figures are the most known and collected tribal art in Africa. This is due to the fineness and detail of the carvings. Much time and emphasis is put on the head of the piece. This is because this statue represents the spirit of an ancestor. Since the face it the most differing factor with people, it is important for them to have a good representation of whom it was. Occasionally jewelry can be added to the piece to enhance its looks or be given actual jewelry that the ancestor wore when they were alive. This figure was kept in a personal shrine where family members could give offers, or seek advice for the future. This figure is estimated to be over 90 years old. This figure measures: 4" x 4" x 18"
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