Like often in African art, the sculpture is the privilege of forgers, masters of the material.
They are the ones that create the Deble, used to chant and to rhythm ceremonial funerary dances by tapping the ground of a sacred area, in order to chase away evil spirits.
Hard wood, patina of wear, a finely carved concave face, protruding ears, a bulging forehead, arched eyebrows, half-closed eyes, a prominent mouth, the arms falling along the body, ended by powerful hands, motifs in the shape of a cross are carved here and there on the abdomen around the navel, this feminine Deble comes from the region of Korogho in the Republic of Ivory Coast.
- Ancestor statue
- Indigenous object name
- Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (France, Paris)
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Senoufo Unlocked from Poro
- Region/ country
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Sold with stand
- 116×18×18 cm