A Senufo statue couple

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A Senufo statue couple from the village Kamono in the region of Dikodougou, seated on four-legged stools, with small feet and short legs, the female has a child on her lap which is sucking on one of the conical breasts, the male holds a pointed object in his right hand, both sculptures have a slender torso, bracelets around the upper arms, a fascial plane with a pointed chin, a small pointed mouth, a long nose and bulging heavy lidded and closed eyes, scarification marks on the face and on the body, a notched back line, both have a single crested coiffure; natural brownish patina, remains of black dots, traces of age and ritual use, several cracks on each sculpture. 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, p. 151-178; Glaze, Anita. “Woman Power and Art in a Senufo Village.” African Arts 8 (3, 1975).

1.600 – 1.800,- Euro

Height: 71 cm / 66 cm
Weight: 3,1 kg / 3,6 kg

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Weight 6.7 kg