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A male Senufo Rhythm Pounder, called Déblé

A male Senufo Rhythm Pounder, called Déblé

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A male Senufo Rhythm Pounder, called Déblé from the region Tingrela, village Nafoungolo, standing on a stool, thin legs, an abstract stretched curved torso, rounded shoulders, the arms are elongated, the hands clenched to fists are resting next to the genitalia and stomach, 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 conical shape; brown patina, traces of age and ritual use, hardwood.

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: 128 cm
Weight: 7 kg

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