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unknown Baulé
Baulé Primary



Kwle (Ointment Pot) with Effigy Cover

Late 19th century - early 20th century
Wood

10 1/4 in. x 5 in. x 5 1/2 in. (26.04 cm x 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.68.a-b
Other Number(s): 29 (80) (Neufeld Collection Number)
80 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Côte d'Ivoire
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Toilet Articles
Culture/Nationality: Baulé, Ivorian, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Baule - The style and culture of the Akan-speaking peoples traditionally living in the savanna region between the Bandama and N’zi rivers in central Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Since 1940, there has been significant migration of the Baule to the southern, forested part of the country in search of land more productive for coffee and cocoa planting. Baule art is considered a separate and distinct style, although specific categories of Baule art are historically and stylistically close to the art forms of their neighbors. The style and culture of the Akan-speaking peoples traditionally living in the savanna region between the Bandama and N’zi rivers in central Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Since 1940, there has been significant migration of the Baule to the southern, forested part of the country in search of land more productive for coffee and cocoa planting. Baule art is considered a separate and distinct style, although specific categories of Baule art are historically and stylistically close to the art forms of their neighbors.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • Ivorian - Style and culture of the Ivory Coast.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Journeys Through African Womanhood Bryn Mawr College , Feb 14, 2003 – Mar 28, 2003
  • African Images, Western Imageries: Collecting and Recollecting African Bryn Mawr College , Sep 26, 1999 – Jun 15, 2000

  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/17/1997


  • Owner Name: Marcel de Schryver (1926-1992); Galerie Témoin
    Role: Dealer
    Place: Geneva, Switzerland
    Ownership End Date: 1965 or Earlier


Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 80
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0062000.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Rosyln Adele Walker, The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 236. Figure Number: 85
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0062228.
  • "Dallas Museum of Art Online Collections." (Accessed May 10, 2020): collections.dma.org. Accession No.: 1969.S.66.A-B.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Rosyln Adele Walker, The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 236. Figure Number: 85

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