A Senufo ceremonial staff, region of Korhogo, village Tiebila. These staffs are named Tilepitchia (Pretty Woman or Pretty Girl) and are given to brave women or girls. On top a woman standing on a half-moon, the arms rest besides the protruding navel, each wrist decorated with a bracelet, pointing breasts, semicircular ears, the protruding mouth slightly open, a long nose broad at the tip, closed coffee-bean eyes, a crested hairstyle, scarification marks on body and face; dark brown patina, signs of ritual use. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba.
Lit.: Jean-Paul Barbier, Art of Cote d´Ivoire, 1933. Anita Glaze, Art and Death in a Senufo Village, 1981. Cole, Herbert, Maternity. Mothers and Children in the Arts of Africa, 2017. Glaze, Anita, Woman Power and Art in a Senufo Village. In: African Arts 8, 1975.
400 - 500,- Euro
Height: 57 cm Weight: 200 g (incl. stand)
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