Ancestor statue - Wood - Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (France, Paris) - Senoufo Unlocked from Poro - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Ancestor statue - Wood - Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (France, Paris) - Senoufo Unlocked from Poro - Côte d'Ivoire
Excellent

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.

Lot details
Object
Ancestor statue
Indigenous object name
Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (France, Paris)
Ethnic group/ culture
Senoufo Unlocked from Poro
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
116×18×18 cm
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