Potomo Waka Slingshot - Baule - Côte d'Ivoire

Potomo Waka Slingshot - Baule - Côte d'Ivoire
Finely carved little figurative slingshot

Potomo Waka Slingshot - Baule - Côte d'Ivoire.
Provenance: collected in situ.
Dating: the 1970s.
Dimensions: 18 x 8 cm.
Material: wood.
Stand not included.

Slingshots are present among the Baule. They are often figurative, the handles often feature one or several representations of heads or even complete bodies, inspired by their artistic corpus. The Baule are renowned for the quality and refinement of their sculptures, mainly composed of statues and of an extremely rich variety of masks, but also of many daily objects, or ceremony related pieces. This piece includes a figures serenely sitting and finely sculpted.

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