A female Senufo sculpture

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A female Senufo sculpture from region Dikodougou, Northern Ivory Coast, sitting on a four legged stool, short feet, sturdy legs leading to prominent buttocks, a slender torso with a protruding abdomen and solid cone-shaped breasts, displaying scarification marks on the front and the backside, the shoulders are rounded, the hands are clenched in fists resting on the sides of her torso, wearing a bracelet on both wrists, notched back line, the long and slender neck supporting an elongated head with a prominent jaw, a protruding mouth showing two large teeth, a long curved nose with a broad tip, the nose is connected with the forehead, bulging eyes, the large ears projecting outwardly, further scarification marks on the forehead and cheeks, the hairstyle crested with one braid hanging over the forehead, one at the back of the head; brownish to ochre patina with traces of age and long lasting ritual use, several cracks and holes, damages at the left hand of the sculpture. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba, Korhogo, Ivory Coast.

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; Anita Glaze: Woman Power and Art in a Senufo Village, African Arts 8 (3, 1975): 24-29, 64-68, 90-91.

600 – 700,- Euro

Height: 65 cm
Weight: 3,4 kg

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Weight 3.4 kg