A male Senufo Rhythm Pounder, called Déblé
A male Senufo Rhythm Pounder, called Déblé from the region Tingrela, village Nafoungolo, standing on a tall cylindrical base, straight legs, an abstract elongated torso, the navel is decorated with linear scarification marks, rounded shoulders, the arms are elongated, the hands clenched to fists are resting next to the genitalia, the elongated slender neck carries an oval head with a protruding mouth beneath an elongated nose leading to deep cut brows and closed eyes, the fascial plane with its fine stylized features shows a high degree of abstraction, the coiffure forming a crest on the top and a little curl hanging on the forehead; brown patina, traces of age and ritual use, hardwood. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba, Korhogo.
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.
Height: 126.5 cm
Weight: 7.9 kg