A Senufo couple

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A Senufo couple from the M’bengué region, sitting on four-legged stools, thin legs with small feet, the female statue wears a loincloth, both have an amulet around the neck and a bracelet around each upper arm, the arms bent at the elbow, the lower face elongated and the forehead bulging, the nose with a kink, almond-shaped eyes with multi-stepped eyebrows, large animal-like ears, the hair piled up into a kind of mohawk hairstyle, the female statue has a braid that protrudes at an angle into the forehead; some age cracks, dark brown patina, worn in several parts of the body.  Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba.

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; Wolfgang Jaenicke: Maternities West African Art.

1.800 – 2.400,- Euro

Height: 59 cm / 69 cm
Weight: 2,5 kg / 3,4 kg

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Weight 5.9 kg