Rare Large Seated Couple

Guro

Ivory Coast

56.5 and 51cms tall respectively.

DESCRIPTION

This is wonderful and rare Guro couple, undoubtedly carved by the same hand and I believe intended as a couple but recently reunited from two different collections here in Ghent, Belgium. The larger seated female maternity nurses an infant across her knees and the male figure is shown holding a rooster (?) a potent symbol in West African culture.

CONDITION

Very good overall condition. Some heavy age related splitting as photographed and the female figure has had some very professional restoration.

Provenance

Ex Belgian collections.

DATE

Early / Mid 20th Century.

Dimensions

56.5 and 51cms tall respectively.

PRICE

2750

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