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Maternity figure – Wood – Senufo – Ivory Coast


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Very expressive maternity figure from the Senufo people of Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire). She is very well carved with the hallmarks of classic Senufo sculpture in terms of details and style. A child is sitting on her lap and get breastfed.
Good condition with a beautiful aged patina.
The Senufo (the francophone spelling Senoufo is commonly used) are an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse subgroups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Faso to Katiola in Côte d’Ivoire. In Bambara the word Senufo means “Dialect of the farmers;”and refers to an agricultural and pacifist people.Provenance: Justin Barthels (1934-2021), gallery owner Maastricht (NL).

Object: Maternity Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Senufo
Region/ country: Ivory Coast
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 58×18×16 cm
Weight: 3400 g


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