BAULE DOORS ARCHIVES, Ivory Coast

The doors below have been SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For Baule doors still available, GO TO BAULE DOORS

 

BAULE 1
59"
SOLD

BAULE 2
51"
SOLD
 

BAULE 3
59"
SOLD
 

 

SENUFO 4
59"
SOLD

BAULE 5
SOLD
 

 

BAULE 6
SOLD

 

SENUFO 7
SOLD

 

BAULE 10
SOLD
 

 

SENUFO 11
SOLD

 

BAULE 12
SOLD

BAULE 13
SOLD
 

 

BAULE 14
SOLD

 

BAULE 16
SOLD

BAULE 18
SOLD
 

 

BAULE 19
SOLD

 

BAULE 20
SOLD

 

BAULE
Door 22
SOLD

 

BAULE
Door 23
SOLD

 

BAULE
Door15
SOLD

BAULE
Door 25
SOLD

BAULE
Door 26
SOLD

BAULE
Door 9
SOLD

BAULE
Door 28

SOLD



 BAULE
Door 29
SOLD



BAULE
Door 30
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAULE, Doors, Ivory Coast

Baule doors share the careful execution characteristic of other Baule sculpture. Unlike most of the Baule masks and figures, however, the doors were not secret and were always on view. The elegant low reliefs depict figures, heads, crocodiles, birds, objects and abstract patterns with precision and balanced asymmetry, permanent displays of Baule artistic skill. Often used as doors to inner rooms, they do not show the wear of exposure to the elements.

Among the motifs are figures (or a figure) with a diviner's gong and mallet, joined by a cord. The figure(s) are bush spirits, there are dishes to feed them, plus a leopard and sheathed knives, symbols of might and royalty.

We recommend Baule: African Art Western Eyes by Susan M. Vogel (Yale).

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