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A Senufo couple

A Senufo couple

Regular price €1.600,00 EUR
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A Senufo couple, Ivory Coast, the legs uprising from a cylindrical base, each figure is wearing a short skirt, the female sculpture has sagging breasts, both have pointed navels and rounded shoulders leading to slightly angled arms, the hands resting on the skirt, both wearing one armlet on each upper arm and one bracelet on each wrist, a cylindrical neck supporting an oval head with a forward-projecting chin and a protruding mouth, an elongated nose with a broad tip, deep cut brows, the closed eyes are crescent-shaped, the ears are worked as circles, sitting far back, the head surmounted with an Iroquois-like hair cut; heavy dark brown wood, aged patina, several age cracks, a touch patina especially on the face, neck and upper arms.

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.

1.600 - 2.000,- Euro

Height: 87 cm / 90 cm

Weight: 5 kg / 5.5 kg


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