Figure for a diviner

Unknown Bete

Ivory Coast, Africa

Figure for a diviner

19th century

Wood
14 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. (35.6 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm)

The figure's facial features and geometric patterns on its body are characteristic of Bete style, whereas its proportions and rendering of the knees resemble sculptures from the Lagoon culture.