A Senufo maternity

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A Senufo maternity, Ivory Coast, seated on a high four-legged stool, short legs leading to rounded protruding hips, wearing bracelets around knees and ankles, a slender torso with a projecting navel and large and firm breasts, decorated with incised patterns made of lines, wearing bracelets around the upper arms and wrists, rounded shoulders with long arms holding a lying child, notched back line, a cylindrical neck supporting an ovoid elongated head with a heart shaped face, a protruding mouth with rows of teeth beneath a long nose leading to deep cut, high arched brows, large coffee-bean eyes, semicircular ears set towards the back of the head, incised scarification marks on the face and the torso, the head capped by a crested hairstyle with a ponytail in front of the face and further ponytails on the sides and at the back of the head; heavy wood, dark brown patina with traces of age and ritual use, several cracks.

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; Wolfgang Jaenicke: Maternities West African Art.

800 – 1.000,- Euro

Height: 64 cm
Weight: 4 kg

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Weight 4 kg