Female Senufo sculpture


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Female Senufo sculpture, Ivory Coast, seated on a four-legged stool, with relatively short legs leading to a prominent buttocks, a projecting tapering torso with protruding navel surrounded by ornamental scarification marks, conical shaped breasts directed to the front, rounded shoulders with angled arms, the hands resting on the upper legs, a bracelet around both upper arms, notched back line down to the buttocks, an oval head with protruding oval big mouth with two rows of teeth, a straight nose with broad nostrils, almond-shaped eyes, the ears worked as half circles, scarification marks at the temples as well as at the navel and the breasts, the head crowned with a crested coiffure; dark patina with few signs of age.

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.

400 – 500,- Euro

Height: 50 cm
Weight: 1,9 kg

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Weight 1.9 kg