Grand Peigne Baoulé, Ivory Coast

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 69620, Ternand, France

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    Large comb with seven teeth. The upper part is decorated with geometric patterns with a woman's face in the center on one side and a man's face on the other. The whole thing is topped with a representation of a leopard carrying a stool on its back. We can still see traces of pigments and paint on the object.
    The representation of the couple as well as the symbolism of this panther carrying the ancestral stool allows us to deduce that this object belonged to a lady of great lineage. The size, rather large for a comb, corroborates this hypothesis.
    Baoulé people, Ivory Coast
    Blackened wood with a beautiful patina of use
    Dimensions: 29.4 x 10.6 cm
    Around 1940/1950
    Former French private collection


    Condition Good
    Ethnic group Baoulé - Baule
    Style Tribal Art (African body adornment of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African body adornment 20th century)
    Country of origin Ivory Coast
    Width (cm) 10,6 cm
    Height (cm) 29,4 cm
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 69620, Ternand, France
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