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Gorgeous Kneeling Female Baga Figure 23.5″ – Guinea – African Art

$275.00 $220.00

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This statue was carved in the style of the Baga people of Guinea. The statue features a kneeling female figure, similar to the figures that are often portrayed on their well known caryatid drums. The statue measures 23.5 inches tall and weighs 14 pounds. There is some cracking scuffing and general wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Guinea

Ethnicity

Baga

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

23.5"

Width (Inches)

11”

Depth (Inches)

9.5”

Weight (Pounds)

14 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Baga People


The Baga people live amid the southern swampy lands of the Guinea Atlantic coastline. According to oral tradition, they originally lived along the interior highlands but were driven westward by their neighbors. The name ‘Baga’ is believed to have come from the phrase ‘bae raka’, meaning “people of the seaside”.
Read more about the Baga here.