About this object

The historian of African art Susan Vogel has argued that Baule objects appealed to Western taste from the outset, because of their stylized naturalism, their ornamentation and in the virtuosity with which they were carved. Richard Hutchings was keen to purchase several Baule works for the museum in the 1960s, because he considered them to be representative of a “famous style province”.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Plant
  • 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
    213 mm x 74 mm x 55 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: 5. Heddle Pulley (Baule) Lot 30. 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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