About this object

Baule fly whisks were not merely practical items but served as regalia for chiefs and village heads. They were used to perform ceremonial gestures and could be placed in display assemblages.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Baule
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Skin Animal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Sotherby and Co. 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    530 mm x 120 mm x 65 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: 1. Fly Whisk (Baule). Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street., London W.1. Purchase. (Sale of 9th May).
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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