Very rare old couple statuettes with their child - Wood - Senufo - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Very rare old couple statuettes with their child - Wood - Senufo - Côte d'Ivoire
2nd half 20th century - Excellent

Couple of Senufo Ancestors with their child, from Ivory Coast, in very hard and heavy wood, wonderful patina.
Dating: 1950-1960

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.

Lot details
Object
Very rare old couple statuettes with their child
Ethnic group/ culture
Senufo
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
45×9×9 cm
Weight
2000 g
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