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ANTHROPOMORPHIC FACE PULLEY CALIPER
Culture Gouro, Ivory Coast
First half of the 20th century
H .: 22.5; L .: 7; Thickness: 5 cm
This monoxyl wooden pulley features an anthropomorphic face seen from the front: oval in shape, the nose is sculpted in a triangular fashion, the eyes incised horizontally, the mouth drawn in two individualized lips, the elaborate hairstyle ends in a conical fashion. , the hair is incised in concentric lines. The particularly long neck joins the stirrup of the pulley, which forms the body of the stylized female figure. The front is carved in a checkerboard pattern and a tapered drooping chest.
This stirrup was used to hang the strings of the loom.
Has a handwritten collection number.
Text and photos © FCP CORIDON
|Style||Tribal Art (African Usuels and Rituals items of Tribal Art Style)|
|Century||20th century (African Usuels and Rituals items 20th century)|
|Shipping Time||Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days|
|Location||93400, Saint-Ouen, France|
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