344 • Four Baoule Wood Bobbins

Ivory Coast, 19th century

a.  long-beaked bird of abstract form, 21 cm high.
b.  man clasping his beard and groin, with a fine woven hair-style ending in a pigtail, 19 cm high.
c.  human-headed elephant (?) with a curled trunk, 18 cm high.
d.  young girl with a long slender neck and elegant hair-do, 16.5 cm high.

Provenance: Charles Ratton, Paris  |  Private collection, UK