A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity
A Senufo maternity

A Senufo maternity

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A Senufo maternity, Ivory Coast, standing with flattened feet on a rounded base, bent legs, wears an apron, a slender, elongated torso with a pointed navel and tapering, solid breasts, a rounded shoulders, the waist decorated with several rings, arms carved close to the body, holding two children in its hands, notched backline, a columnar neck supporting an elongated head with a heart-shaped face, a protruding mouth beneath a long nose with prominent nostrils, downcast demi-lune eyes framed by large ears, symmetrical scarification marks on the face and the body, a striated three-parted coiffure with a ponytail at the back of the head; reddish to dark brown patina, traces of age und use, partly eroded.

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; Wolfgang Jaenicke: Maternities West African Art.

500 – 600,- Euro

Height: 71 cm
Weight: 3,7 kg