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Maternity Figure, Dan Basa, Ivory Coast

Regular price $8,250.00

Dan Basa People, Ivory Coast: Maternity Figure, Late 19th/Early 20th Century. Carved wood with a smooth dark patina, natural woven fiber, wrought iron bracelets.

The importance of this figure is suggested by its pose, seated on the front edge of a large chair. Combined with the carefully incised coiffure and beautiful scarification, the sculptor shows us that the woman is a person with prestige and power.

DIMENSIONS: 16"H x 6.5"W x 5.5"D

PROVENANCE: Private collection.

CONDITION: Good condition with a smooth, fine patina. A break in the top rail of the chair has been repaired.