Senufo Female Figure on Base 22.5″ – Ivory Coast – African Tribal Art



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This statue was carved in the style of the Senufo people of Ivory Coast. The statue depicts a standing female figure with her arms resting on her abdomen. She measures 21.25 inches tall and 22.5 on its custom base and weighs 4.5 pounds. She has imperfections including cracks, scrapes and scuffs and some damage to the base – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast




Wood & pigment

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)

21.25" figure | 22.5" on base

Width (Inches)


Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

4.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Cracks, scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos.

Tribe Information

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.”


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