Photographs © Hamill
20" high x 3.75" wide x 2.75" deep
This elegant, beautifully carved Baule spoon was probably made to be sold.
There is a stable crack at the back base of the spoon and a small area of wood loss in front of the left ear (see detail above).
Intricately carved spoons were prestige objects for the Baule.
We recommend Baule: African Art Western Eyes by Susan M. Vogel (Yale).
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