A female Senufo sculpture


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A female Senufo sculpture from the Korhogo region, M’Bengué village, Côte d’Ivoire, on a round base, flat-topped feet, curved legs leading to pronounced gluteae, decorated apron on front and back covering the buttocks and vulva, a slender torso with bulging abdomen and pointed navel, large tapering breasts, rounded shoulders, forearms both superimposed in the navel area, scarification marks in the form of small rectangles and lines, extremely long and slender neck supporting an elongated head with prominent jaw, a protruding round mouth showing the teeth, the long and slender nose is connected to the forehead and the eyebrows, bulging eyes, further scarification marks on the cheeks, the coiffure consists of an iroquois-like mop of hair, with triangular hair form on each side and a small elaboration on the back of the head; brownish patina with traces of age;

Lit.: Burkhard Gottschalk: Senufo. Massa und die Statuen des Poro, Düsseldorf 2002; Kat. Ausst. Die Kunst der Senufo: Elfenbeinküste. Mit einem Beitrag von Till Förster, Staatliche Museen der Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin, 16.11.1990 – 24.2.1991, Berlin 1990; Die Kunst der Senufo, Museum Rietberg Zürich, aus Schweizer Sammlung, Zürich 1988; Homberger Lorenz: Künstler in Werkstätten der Senufo. In: Afrikanische Meister. Kunst der Elfenbeinküste, Zurüch 2014, p. 151-178.

700 – 800,- Euro

Height: 58 cm
Weight: 3,1 kg

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Weight 3.1 kg