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Baule Crocodile Colorful Ivory Coast 22 Inch African Art

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Title Baule Crocodile Colorful Ivory Coast 22 Inch African Art
Type of Object Carving, figure
Country of Origin Ivory Coast
People Baule probably
Materials Wood, paint
Approximate Age second half 20th century
Dimensions 22 inches L. x 3.5 inches W.
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair chips, wear

Addition Information: A figure of a crocodile or alligator with multi color spots throughout  tentatively  attributed to the Baule from Ivory Coast.  This is a well carved sculpture of a crocodile whose body has graphic detail in one side and painted spots in the other side. The function and use of this figure are unknown , This was  probably served as a protective shrine figure, It could also be used  as a  decorative piece carved for a non-traditional use. However, the crocodile’s worn surface  indicates  long use and good age.