Cereal millet / cappalo beer ladle - Wood - Senufo - Burkina Faso

Description
Cereal millet / cappalo beer ladle - Wood - Senufo - Burkina Faso
2nd half 20th century - Good

This ladle is only used for the septennial ceremonies of the Poro.
The receptacle is topped by a head of a bearded man, true archetype of a Senufo ancestor. Its neck is coiled up by a sacred snake which comes to "drink” at the rim of the container.
The suspended part of the snake was glued back.
Dry patina.

Lot details
Object
Cereal millet / cappalo beer ladle
Ethnic group/ culture
Senufo
Region/ country
Burkina Faso
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
25×13×13 cm
Weight
410 g
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