Senufo fertility figure (Three quarters view)
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Item : Senufo fertility figure, Picture : Three quarters view (approx. 17 Kbytes)


This figure depicts a woman with very harmonious proportions. The headdress is characteristic of those used by the Senufo during the funeral ceremonies, and the construction is the expression of a very old and pure style. This statuette was probably intended to honor the deceased. Usually it was also associated with divination done by the men's poro and the women's sandogo secret societies.

Probably 19th century or earlier.

Object #5312

Origin :

Ivory Coast

Type :

Statuary

Ethnic group :

Senufo

Material :

Wood, aged patina and traces of sacrificial materials

Size :

H = 8.8 inches

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