Senufo Maternity Statue 38″ on Base – Ivory Coast – African Art


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This statue was carved in the style of the Senufo people of Ivory Coast. The statue depicts a female figure nursing her child. The statue measures 38 inches tall including base and weighs 28.5 pounds. Part of her coiffure has chipped off and there is some damage to the feet. Cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast




Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)

36" figure | 38" including base

Width (Inches)

10.5" figure | 11" base

Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

28.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Damage to coiffure and feet. Cracking and wear and tear throughout.


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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.”