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Baule Monkey Figure, Ivory Coast
Schätzung
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Los Verkauft 17,500 USD (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
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55
Baule Monkey Figure, Ivory Coast
Schätzung
20.00030.000
Los Verkauft 17,500 USD (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

The Collection of Allan Stone: African, Oceanic, and Indonesian Art – Volume One

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Baule Monkey Figure, Ivory Coast

Provenienz

Pace Primitive and Ancient Art, New York
Allan Stone, New York

Katalognotizen

Vogel (1997: 239) notes: "In many ways an asye usu [Bush spirit] is the exact opposite of the ideal klo sran, person of the village, and the contrast helps to define an ideal human being. Bush spirits are destructive, but humans should be productive and accumulate wealth through hard work; bush spirits are capricious, but humans in society are orderly and predictable; bush spirits are filthy and deformed, but a human being is ideally beautiful and clean. [...] implicit in the pattern of beliefs about bush spirits is the idea that human nature includes an irrational, antisocial bush side." 

The iconography of the monkey lies between human and animal, village and the bush. Vogel (1997: 238) explains: Baule monkey figures "combine human and animal traits in such a way that it is nearly impossible to separate them, and they have the prominent teeth and boxy muzzle typical of the masks.  Both also receive sacrificial offerings directly on the wood sculpture, and are associated with the bush."

The Collection of Allan Stone: African, Oceanic, and Indonesian Art – Volume One

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New York