A female Senufo Rhythm Pounder


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A female Senufo Rhythm Pounder, called Déblé, standing on a tall cylindrical base, slightly bent legs, the protruding navel is decorated with radiating linear scarification marks, also scarification marks on the pointed breasts, arms and in the face, hanging shoulders, the arms are elongated, the hands clenched to fists are touching the thighs, one bracelet on each wrist, the elongated slender neck carries a small head with a protruding mouth, a curved nose, arched brows and half-circular eyes, protruding ears, the coiffure forming a high crest with a curl sticking up above the forehead and a curl rolled up at the nape of the neck; dark brown wood with remains of camwood, traces of age and ritual use.

Lit.: Burkhard Gottschalk: Senufo. Massa und die Statuen des Poro, 2002; Staatliche Museen der Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin, Die Kunst der Senufo, Elfenbeinküste. Mit einem Beitrag von Till Förster, 1990; Museum Rietberg Zürich, Die Kunst der Senufo aus Schweizer Sammlungen, 1988; Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi: Senufo unbound. Dynamics of art and identity in West Africa, Cleveland 2015.

Height: 131,5 cm
Weight: 7,90 kg


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Weight 7.9 kg