A female Senufo Rhythm Pounder
A female Senufo Rhythm Pounder, called Déblé, Ivory Coast, standing on a cylindrical base, slender slightly bent legs, the abstract elongated torso with a navel surrounded by ornamental scarification patterns, squared shoulders leading to the fragile arms terminating in stylized hands, the hands are resting in front of the abdomen, the arms are each surrounded by one carved bangle, conical breasts, the cylindrical long neck supporting an oval face with a pointed chin, a small protruding mouth with two rows of teeth, hemispherical ears projecting outwardly, the fascial plane with fine stylized features showing a high degree of abstraction, surmounted by a chameleon; natural, heavy hard wood with significant traces of use, several cracks, partly eroded.
Lit.: Burkhard Gottschalk: Senufo. Massa und die Statuen des Poro, 2002; Staatliche Museen der Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin, Die Kunst der Senufo, Elfenbeinküste. Mit einem Beitrag von Till Förster, 1990; Museum Rietberg Zürich, Die Kunst der Senufo aus Schweizer Sammlungen, 1988; Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi: Senufo unbound. Dynamics of art and identity in West Africa, Cleveland 2015; Wolfgang Jaenicke, Great Arfican Art by a Great African Art Collector and Dealer: Mr. Kaba Cabinet, Ivory Coast.
Height: 139 cm
Weight: 8.30 kg