Poro Female figure - Senufo - Ivory Coast - SOLD

Poro statue in the Senufo tribal art

Traditional female representation involved in the Poro cult at the Senoufo. If the key word of the formation in the Poro association is the fertility of the woman linked to the fertility of the soil for agriculture, it is not surprising that the Senoufo have a predilection to sculpt the body of the woman, sign of all tributes, open to the creation and the future of the group.

Sitting on a round seat, at the end or not of an iconic cane, she has the face carved in reserve, the curvilinear cheeks stretched towards the end of the chin. The half-closed eyes huddle in the eyebrows, the nasal bridge is straight, the mouth is barely outlined. The oblong breasts are high placed, stretched. The bust is classically arched. Bracelets are attached to the upper arms. Beautiful African figure with a remarkable patina sold by our art gallery.

Origin : private collection, FranceDating : 1965'sSize : 71 x 18 cmWeight : 4,5 kgMaterial : wood

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
Ethnic group
Senufo
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal art collection France

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