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A female Senufo Rhythm Pounder

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A female Senufo Rhythm Pounder, also called Déblé, from the region Diawala, Ivory Coast, standing on a cylindrical base, very short legs, a slender torso with tapering breasts covered with linear scarification patterns, a protruding abdomen, the pointed navel surrounded by radially arranged scarification marks, rounded shoulders leading to very long slightly bent arms, the hands resting to the sides, long and slender neck, around which a square amulet hangs, an elongated head with a flat fascial plane, a pointed chin beneath a protruding mouth, the long and flat nose leading to deep cut, horizontal brows, heavy-lidded eyes, the ears are perforated and worked as rings, in whose middle is a deepening, the head capped by an iroquois-like hair cut; a dark surface, hard and heavy wood with a fine touch patina, which also confirm a long-lasting use over several generations. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba, Korhogo, Ivory Coast.

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.

4.800 - 5.600,- Euro

Height: 117 cm
Weight: 6.7 kg