Tribal art > African Statues > Baga statue
Exceptional dimensions, 2.70 meters high, for this Baga statue: embodying a protective entity to which sacrifices were periodically dedicated, this maternity figure collected in Guinea-Bissau embodies the concept of Baga beauty, sculpted with numerous details such as sophisticated hairstyles, necklaces and bracelets, and generous breasts. This type of female figure was generally linked to women's associations that only included women who had had at least one child, which is no longer the case today.
Vivid polychrome patina. Abrasions, excellent condition except for erosions in the center of the base and at the top of the head.
Mixed with the Nalu and Landuman, the Baga live along the coast of Guinea-Bissau in swampy regions that are flooded six months a year. These Baga groups, ...