Senufo figures (Three quarters view)
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Item : Senufo figures, Picture : Three quarters view (approx. 28 Kbytes)

These fertility figures depict a couple with very harmonious proportions. The headdress is characteristic of the Senufo, and the construction is the expression of a pure and stocky style. These statuettes were intended to favor a birth, and also to honor the memory of the lineage ancestors. Usually, these figures were associated with divination done by the men's poro and the women's sandogo secret societies.

These figures are carried out with great care, and the aged glossy patina give evidence of their great antiquity.

Probably middle of the 19th century.

Object #5379

Origin :

Ivory Coast

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Material :

Wood, very fine aged patina, glossy in places

Size :

H = 6.1 inches

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