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Senufo Masked Figure on Base Côte D'ivoire Africa 40 Inch

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Product #: 103167
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Title Senufo Masked Figure on Base Côte D'ivoire Africa 40 Inch
Type of Object Carving, Statue, Figure
Country of Origin Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire)
People Senufo
Materials Wood, cowrie shells
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 40.5 Inches
Width: 8.5 Inches
Depth: 8 Inches
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair scraped patina and pigments. shallow cracks, dirt and general wear

Additional Information: A standing figure in a familiar pose, with hands on hips and facing forward.  The mask on the figure is clearly Senufo, with hornbill motifs.  The figure has the signature scarification pattern around the belly button.

The Senufo are the dominant culture in Cote d'Ivoire, and their territory also extends across the border into Mali. The Senufo carve numerous male and female figures in a variety of positions, as well as many remarkable masks. Most adhere rather strictly to a known set of proportions, but some can be quite abstract. It is thought that many Senufo artworks are produced by "professional" carvers known to the village, and this accounts for the rather standardized "look" found in the majority of their figural objects.