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Artist/Maker: Yaure people (Ivory Coast)

Artist/Maker: Baulé people (Ivory Coast)

Date: mid 20th century
Medium: wood and paint
Overall: 15 5/8 x 7 1/8 x 3 in. (39.7 x 18.1 x 7.6 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Object number: 78.035.001
DescriptionThe bushcow is a sign of danger and summoning the powers of the wild to deal with human problems. The bushcow is crepuscular, being most active at dawn and at dusk and seeming to disappear in the daytime. It also likes to submerge itself in mud wallows and to swim. Thus, it seems able to “get away” from difficulties. It is particularly aggressive when wounded or provoked.
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