A male Senufo sculpture from the region Korhogo, village Nafoun, Ivory Coast, the legs uprising from a cylindrical base, accentuated genitals, angular buttocks, a slender torso with a protruding oval navel, wearing a necklace with an amulet in front of his chest, angular shoulders leading to forward angled arms, the hands are clenched to fists resting on the sides of the torso, wearing one armlet on both upper arms and two bangles on both wrists, notched back line, a cylindrical neck supporting an oval head with a forward-projecting chin and a protruding rectangular mouth showing two rows of teeth, wearing a labret, a broad nose with prominent nostrils, incised circular eyes framed by arched brows, ears sitting far back, displaying scarification marks on the face, arms, legs and around the navel, surmounted by a striated cap-like coiffure with one braid at the back of the head, scarification all over the body; glossy brown patina, showing traces of age and ritual use, several cracks. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba, Korhogo, Ivory Coast.
Lit.: Burkhard Gottschalk: Senufo. Massa und die Statuen des Poro, 2002; Die Kunst der Senufo: Elfenbeinküste, 1990; Die Kunst der Senufo aus Schweizer Sammlungen, 1988; Homberger Lorenz: Künstler in Werkstätten der Senufo. In: Afrikanische Meister. Kunst der Elfenbeinküste, 2014, p. 151-178.
800 - 9.00,- Euro
Height: 72 cm Weight: 4.8 kg
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