A seated Senufo maternity, Ivory Coast, perched on four-legged round stools, short, narrow ringed legs, elongated torso with tapering breasts, broad rounded shoulders, long and slender bent arms, palms up, holding a child who sucks from one of her breasts. Scarifications on the hips, back, breasts, cheeks and at the corners of the mouth, the head with stylized facial features has closed almond-shaped eyes, a coiffure with hanging plaits resting on the shoulders, an element that protrudes over the forehead and one braid reaching down the back; heavy hardwood, dark patina with signs of age.
Lit.: Burkhard Gottschalk: Senufo. Massa and the statues of Poro, Düsseldorf 2002; cat. The Art of the Senufo: Ivory Coast. With a contribution by Till Förster, State Museums of Prussian Cultural Heritage, Museum of Ethnology Berlin, 11/16/1990 – 2/24/1991, Berlin 1990; The Art of Senufo, Museum Rietberg Zurich, from the Swiss collection, Zurich 1988; Homberger Lorenz: Artists in the workshops of the Senufo. In: African Masters. Art of the Ivory Coast, Zurich 2014; Wolfgang Jaenicke: Maternity West African Art.
2.400 – 2.800,- Euro
Height: 88 cm
Weight: 9,5 kg