Our Baule slingshot is not only an utilitarian object but a miniature work of art with talismanic powers for protection. Slingshots were commissioned for sons to hunt small animals such as birds, rabbits and fruit bats. The abstract face carved above the handle may have served as a protective amulet for it’s owner.
Origin: Ivory Coast
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a West Coast collection
Materials: Wood with custom stand
Dimensions: 6 3/4 in. high x 2 3/4 in. wide
Condition: Appears in fine condition
Inventory # 103829
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