A female Gurunsi sculpture, Burkina Faso, standing on large feet with slightly bent legs ending up in prominent buttocks, a slender torso with a pointed navel, sagging breasts, rounded shoulders leading to free-hanging arms, scarification marks on body and face, a lipless-looking mouth, small nose, large almond-shaped eyes and incised brows, pierced disc-shaped ears, a crested coiffure with braids on the sides; heavy hard wood, partly shiny dark patina, a damage on the right foot, several small cracks due to age and ritual use.
Lit.: Christopher D. Roy/Thomas G.B. Wheelock: Land of the Flying Masks. Art and Culture in Burkina Faso. The Thomas G. B. Wheelock Collection, Prestel 2007.
900 – 1.200,- Euro
Height: 95 cm
Weight: 7,1 kg