A large, male Senufo sculpture, standing on a cylindrical base related to the well known Rhythm Pounders, “Deblé”, holding two dancing-bells in its hands, on top a circular shield with an x-shaped cross, pierced through, collected in the Diavala village, between Korhogo and Ferkessedougou, 20 km from the border of Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, heavy hard “Lenge” wood (not a Senari a Djula word), the right arm partly fragmentary, remnants of reddish and blueish pigments.
photo: Deblé and Guardian sculptures during the Senufo exhibition in the Wolfgang Jaenicke Gallery, Berlin, the fourth sculpture from left is the high aged Guardian sculpture surmounted with a circular panel, a rare example of the Northern Senufo style of the Ivory Coast.
4.600 – 5.600,- Euro
Height: 145 cm
Weight: 9,7 kg