Senufo Female Figure

55013

$269.00

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Senufo
ITEM #:
55013
ETHNICITY:
Senufo
ORIGIN:
Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali
SENUFO FEMALE FIGURE
Discover the fascinating world of Senufo Female Figures, also known as tugubele.

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African Art

ITEM #:
55013
ETHNICITY:
Senufo
ORIGIN:
Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali
MEDIUM:
Wood.
DIMENSIONS:
16″ Tall  (40.6 cm)
CONDITION:
Very Good.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Jean Pierre Hallet Estate Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:

Senufo Female Figure
Discover the fascinating world of Senufo Female Figures, also known as tugubele. These small wooden statuettes served as a conduit between Senufo diviners and helpful spirits dwelling in the wilderness. Known as Sando’o, the diviners used these figures to communicate and receive guidance from the spirits. The name tugubele encompasses both the spirits themselves and the statuettes. The artists behind these intricate creations meticulously followed the diviner’s instructions, which were provided to them by the spirits through dreams. Every detail, from the figure’s appearance to its gender, posture, and scarification marks, was thoughtfully designed to honor the spirit’s guidance. Immerse yourself in the mystical realm of the Senufo culture and their intriguing connection with the supernatural.


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