A female Gurunsi sculpture, Burkina Faso, standing on a large feet, slightly bent legs ending up in a prominent buttocks, toros with a pointed navel, with free-hanging arms, tapering breasts, as well as with decorative scarification marks crafted in raised relief, a strong wide shoulders beneath a cylindrical neck supporting an oval head with a flattened fascial plane, pounting lips, a triangular nose, protruding almond-shaped eyes, scarification patterns on the face, pierced disc-shaped ears, wearing a necklace of colorful beads and a chain of beads and with a stone around the hips; capped by a striated crested coiffure; extremly heavy, hard wood, brown shiny patina. several 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: 72 cm
Weight: 6.5 kg