This old wood carved figure is from Ivory Coast, made by the Baule people. It is approximately 13 inches tall, and the base measures about 2.7 inches in both directions. It is all hand carved from a single piece of wood. Details of the carving can be seen in the pictures below.
I would guess this carving dates from about 1950, but one can never be sure about the ages of African carvings. It has a very nice used patina. The beads appear to be old glass beads, and are worn. There are three distinct bead shapes--cylindrical, round and ovoid. There are the normal signs of usage, with light rubbing and some soil in the grooves. I have done nothing to clean or polish this carving, since I realize collectors often want objects in "as found" condition. There is a crack in the left side of the head; this is detailed in the final photo below. See the photos for more details.