Escultura - Madera - Senufo - Costa de Marfil

Escultura - Madera - Senufo - Costa de Marfil
mediados del siglo XX - En estado razonable, usado con signos visibles de desgaste

A Senufo Rhythm Pounder-Couple, deble, the statues rising from a thick base with slightly bent legs, the openwork arms carved beside a slender body with pointed navel, protruding conical breasts, the elongated neck supporting a head with pointed chin, a domed coiffure, framed by semi-circular ears; dark-brown to blackened patina, at the arms and at the neck significant traces of use, heavy hard wood. Age cracks at the right sides of each sculpture, probably around 1950.
This type of sculptures - kown under the name deble -is one of the most famous works of West African Art. After the early 20ht century, when the Massa-movement destroyed most of the important Senufo objects, only a few old, authentic Rhythm Pounder were saved and came to Western world. There are no sculptures from the time before 1900 existing anymore in the Senufo region of Ivory Coast, Burkina and Mali. But in some rural regions the old animistic tradition is still existing and also...

Height: 109 cm / 105 cm
Weight: 6,8 kg / 6,3 kg

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Grupo étnico/cultura
Región / país
Costa de Marfil
mediados del siglo XX
En estado razonable, usado con signos visibles de desgaste
Se vende con soporte
109×0×0 cm
13.1 kg
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