This Senufo style statue showcases a female figure with very large breasts – possibly to represent a maternity figure. She looks as though she could be in a birthing position and her belly is slightly protruding. The statue measures 46 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. She is missing her right ear and there is minor cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout.
Female Senufo Statue 46″ – Ivory Coast – African Ar
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Missing right ear. Cracking, scuffing and wear and tear.
About the Senufo People
“Scattered across the Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso, the million and a half Senufo tribespeople live principally off the fruits of agriculture and occasionally hunting. They inhabit villages governed by a council of elders, who in turn are led be a chief elected from their number. Tribal cohesion is reinforced through the rituals of the Poro society who initiate and educate the men from the age of seven onwards. Senufo theology is based on Koulotiolo, a powerful god, and Katieleo, a goddess mother, who through the rituals of the Poro society, regenerates the world.
The Senufo were among the first tribal artists to be admired by the Western world. Their artistic output has been prolific – statues and masks characterized by realistic features or highly geometric shapes which emphasize rhythm and the opposition between void and full spaces.”