A Senufo maternity sculpture


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A Senufo maternity sculpture, Ivory Coast, Korhogo, standing on a cylindrical base, short, bent legs, a prominent buttock decorated with several rings, a slender long torso with a pointed navel and prominent scarification marks, solid, large conical breasts, elongated arms angled, holding a child in front of the abdomen, rings on each wrist, on lower and upper arms, rounded shoulders, a long neck with rings, an ovoid elongated head with a heart shaped face, a protruding mouth with rows of teeth beneath a long nose framed by bulging slit eyes, further scarification marks on the face, disc-shaped ears, a comb-like coiffure; brownish to reddish patina, traces of age, ritual use and cracks.

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.

700 – 900,- Euro

Height: 69 cm
Weight: 3,3 kg

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Weight 3.3 kg