344. Four Baoule Wood Bobbins

Ivory Coast, 19th century

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a.  long-beaked bird of abstract form, 21 cm high.
b.  man clasping his beard and groin, with a fine woven hair-style ending in a pigtail, 19 cm high. 
c.  human-headed elephant (?)with a curled trunk, 18 cm high.
d.  young girl with a long slender neck and elegant hair-do, 16.5 cm high.

Provenance: Charles Ratton, Paris
Private collection, UK