A LARGE GOLD LEAF FIGURATIVE FLY WHISK FROM THE BAULE TRIBE OF THE IVORY COAST ( No 1163 )

Price
$378
This is a large figurative fly whisk from the Baule tribe of the Ivory Coast.  Features gold leaf and a chicken at the top and various other items in relief around its perimeter, like shells for instance, and a grass hopper.  Traditional red felt around the bottom, which would have wrapped the horse tail whisk, which has been lost.  Would have been carried by a Baule chief as a symbol of office.  In good condition, with wear, especially to the gold leaf cover.  Doesn’t stand unassisted.  Height approx 30cm

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