BETE FIGURE 3, Ivory Coast

Despite its appearance, this Bete figure shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.


 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BETE
Figure 3
29.25" high x 7" wide x 6.5" deep
$800

Unlike the neighboring Baule, the Bete do not make a lot of figures.  This one shows interesting scarification patterns on the neck, head, stomach and back. There are small stable cracks on the head (see detail below). Light pigment remains in most of the carved details.

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