Couple of Senufo Ancestors with their child, from Ivory Coast, in very hard and heavy wood, wonderful patina.
With their traditional hairdos, this beautiful primordial couple of Senufo figurines from Ivory Coast perfectly characterises their ethnic group.
These figurines with harmonious proportions were both destined to favour birth, and to pay tribute to the protective ancestors of the family lineage. The latter were also used in divination rituals of the Poro and Sandogo secret societies. The main purpose of these two societies, one masculine and the other one feminine (maternal) was the harmonisation of community life.
From a personal collection acquired over the years, guaranteeing origin and authentic provenance.
Dimensions of a figurine:
Height, without stand: 45 cm
Width, without stand: 9 cm
Weight, including the stand: 2 kilograms.
Sold with a stand.
Careful packaging and registered shipment.
- Very rare old couple statuettes with their child
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Côte d'Ivoire
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 45×9×9 cm
- 2000 g