A Senufo couple

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A Senufo couple, seated on four-legged stools, with wedge-shaped feet, the female has a child on her lap, firm conical breasts, the male holds a sickle in his right hand, both sculptures have a slender torso, bent arms, bracelets around lower and upper arms, a fascial plane with bulging heavy-lidded coffee bean eyes, a slender nose and a slightly open mouth, whiskers-like scarification marks and a lip plug; natural brownish patina, traces of age and ritual use, partly eroded, several cracks on each sculpture.

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; Glaze, Anita. “Woman Power and Art in a Senufo Village.” African Arts 8 (3, 1975).

1.500 – 1.800,- Euro

Height: 62 cm / 63 cm
Weight: 2,5 kg / 2,8 kg

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Weight 5.3 kg