A large male Baule of the Sakassou region, posted on a four leg stool, the right foot fragmentary, one hand touching the abdomen, the other holding an elongated goatee in it´s hand, the rounded head with a protudingmouth, a fine slender nose, ending up in high aged brows. framed by large ovel eyes in the manner of the Sakassou style; the sculpture has a fine brownish patina and scarifications all over the figure. First part 20th century.
The Sakassou style is one of the most sought-after and highly valued sculptures among Baule figures. The increasingly rare sculptures of this region were traded in international galleries and auction houses at very high prices.
2.800 - 3.400,- Euro
Height: 63 cm
photo: tribalartforum.com/ identification no. DSC01100.jpg