Art African Hammer Gong Baoulé Bronze 563

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller art-masque-afrique ✉️ (830) 100%, Location: furiani, Corse, FR, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 255501492645 Art African Hammer Gong Baoulé Bronze 563. Ref: b-563Height: 19.5cmProduct Description :Baoulé gong hammer in bronze. Old piece over 50 years old. Delivered on base. Among the Baoule, there are several divination techniques, some simple in terms of the material used, although complex for analysis, such as the “throw of laces”. But, in terms of theatricality and plastic creation, the most spectacular involves diviner-dancers, the komyenfwé, who, possessed by natural geniuses, serve as intermediaries between the spirits and the world of the village. They are also called awèfwè (“border beings”, those that separate the visible from the invisible). During their trance ceremonies, when the spirits that invest them speak through them, they use ritual instruments, earthenware dishes, gourd-shaped rattles, and above all metal gongs that they strike to "awaken" the geniuses, to make them emerge from the bush and their torpor, using, a miracle of art, a decorated wooden hammer. These objects are called lawlé waka. The more renowned the diviner, the more elaborate his religious material, as evidenced by certain objects which have belonged to Western collections, in particular the hammer from the old collection of Helena Rubinstein, which, I am convinced, is the most dazzling of all those that I have been able to see, in thirty years of association with the Baule people. Is it to make people forget that this piece remains a simple percussion instrument? In fact, far from being superimposed on the functional part, the figure is inserted, in plastic evidence. Its very relative hieraticism harmonizes with the semi-circle of the knocker inside which it fits, but also with the twists of the handle at the top of which it stands, sovereign, as on a pedestal, like the better to free itself from the spiral that drags it along, with a layering of planes that gradually leads the gaze towards the summit figure.Delivered with an invoice and a certificate of authenticity.African art, African masksafrican art african tribal arte africana afrikanische kunstAmong the Baoule, there are several divination techniques, some simple in terms of the material used, although complex for analysis, such as the “throw of laces”. But, in terms of theatricality and plastic creation, the most spectacular involves diviner-dancers, the komyenfwé, who, possessed by natural geniuses, serve as intermediaries between the spirits and the world of the village. They are also called awèfwè (“border beings”, those that separate the visible from the invisible). During their trance ceremonies, when the spirits that invest them speak through them, they use ritual instruments, earthenware dishes, gourd-shaped rattles, and above all metal gongs that they strike to "awaken" the geniuses, to make them emerge from the bush and their torpor, using, a miracle of art, a decorate Origine: Africa, Material: Bronze, Authenticity: Original, Brand: Unbranded

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