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Senufo Figural Slingshot Burkina Faso African Art

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Title Senufo Figural Slingshot Burkina Faso African Art
Type of Object Unknown metal content, stone
Country of Origin Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire)
People Senufo
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 7.5
Width (in) 4
Depth (in) 6
Dimensions Height: 5.5 Inches
Width: 8 Inches
Depth: 2.5 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 Crack on leg

Additional Information: These slingshots reflect the artistry, power, and authority of the Senufo and Lobi sculptor, as it was he who also carved the well-known wooden sculptures used by the peoples. Slingshots like this one were used on rodents and birds, providing food.

Recommended Reading: See AFRICAN MASTERPIECES FROM MUNICH-The Stratlisches Museum fur Volkerkunde.