Tiny figurative protective charms from the Kulango in the northern region of the Ivory Coast stylistically differ to other miniature figurines from this region. Rare to find, they typically show wonderful abstract characteristics and movement in their form, notably, a backwardly-leaning triangular face, bent knees and provocative curves.
Kept as protective amulets and sometimes worn as pendants, these miniature sculptural marvels were kept hidden in clothing, or kept close to the body in contact with the skin.
Ex Private Collection, Belgium
Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century
H (Incl. Display Stand): 60mm
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