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Baule Slingshot with Two Faces Ivory Coast African Art

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Title Baule Slingshot with Two Faces Ivory Coast African Art
Type of Object Artifact, Slingshot
Country of Origin Ivory Coast
People Baule
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 5.75 Inches
Width: 2.75 Inches
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair chipped and worn surface


 


 


Additional Information: A Baule figural slingshot with two janus faces carved into the handle! This slingshot reflects the artistry, power, and authority of the Baule sculptor, as it was he who also carved the well-known wooden sculptures used by the people.  Slingshots like this one were used to hunt rodents and birds, providing food.


Recommended Reading: See AFRICAN MASTERPIECES FROM MUNICH-The Stratlisches Museum fur Volkerkunde.