Senufo pendant (Front view)

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Item : Senufo pendant, Picture : Front view (approx. 31 Kbytes)

This Senufo pendant represents a couple of chameleons, who are among the first animals of creation in Senufo mythology. This pendant was related to the councils of a soothsayer-healer, it was used to chase away the ghostly spirits and disease.
19th century.

Object #5347

Origin :

Ivory Coast

Type :

Jewellery and materials

Ethnic group :


Material :

Bronze, encrusted patina, made using the process of lost wax

Size :

W = 2.3 inches; H = 1.8 inches

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