Pair of Altar Figures - Senufo People, northern Ivory Coast M41
Pair of Altar Figures - Senufo People, northern Ivory Coast M41
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Pair of Altar Figures - Senufo People, northern Ivory Coast M41

$8,000.00
Very few statues of couples have remained together in collections, as is the case here. The blackened patina has been worn off with age and usage. The pair is masterfully rendered in similar form. Senufo large-scale sculptural pairs commemorate the primordial couple and celebrate their enduring beauty and idealized complementariness. This male and female pair, representing an ideal Senufo man and woman, commemorate the original ancestors of the Senufo account of creation. Together, they reflect the comple- mentary social roles of men and women in Senufo culture.

Field collected in late 1960's, Ex. Alfred Scheinberg, Ex. Scott Rodolitz, Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
The male figure has a split on lower crest, and lower abdomen, and the female has a split on the left side crest.

Height: 20 " x Width: 4 1/2" x Depth: 4". Height including stand: 21 ".

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