If the spiritual spouse is neglected, or if
a Baule believes that it is displeased with him, an altar must be set up to
make offerings to appease the angry spirit. These offerings include the
sculpted portrait of the spouse of the beyond & they are carried around
everywhere they go.
The beauty of the figures is an integral part of their function. The statues are oiled, clothed & sometimes decorated with jewelry.
Ex. Leonard Kahan Gallery, New York and ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Height: 17 ⅛”
Height including base: 17 ¾"
Width: 3 ½”
Depth: 3 ⅞”