Bwa female figure
A highly expressive Bwa female figure
13" tall
wood, pigment
early to mid 20th century
Provenance - Matarengo Gallery, Paris
Ex private French collection

This figure was originally sold as "Mossi" and I've had it on my website listed as a Mossi chief's figure for a while, but in doing
research I've come to the conclusion that the figure is most likely from the Bwa peoples. Figures like this were used for protection and
also used by diviners. I especially love the exaggerated shoulder representation and the expressive face on this particular figure.