African Senufo Maternity Seated Figure, Hand Carved, Large Coiffure.

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African Senufo Maternity Seated Figure, Hand Carved, Large Coiffure.

 

This impressive representation depicts a mother and her infants. The sculpture is used to honour women and their maternal role in ceremonies and festivals of the tyekpa society, a social association among the Senufo peoples.

The head of the mother is rendered in a rather expressionistic fashion, with a pronounced mouth, large eyes, and a large coiffure. Her slit eyes suggest a sense of introspection and serenity as she fulfils her maternal obligations.

The primacy placed on women and their essential maternal role is often reflected in Senufo artistic traditions like this sculpture. The tyekpa association is part of a larger social organization among the Senufo known as Sandogo. Membership in Sandogo is limited to female members of the Senufo community.

Item Code - WOO2A851LAW

Width: 4"  Height: 20 1/8"  Depth: 3 3/4"  Weight: 1.068 kg


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