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Senufo slingshot (N° 16781)

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
African slingshot with senoufo mask pattern. Very beautiful honey patina. Desiccation> Representations of hybrid beings, the zoomorphic African masks of the Sénufo are worn by members of Poro society, an institution that controls political and economic life. Their function is to honor the elders or even appear at funerals, hence their name, poniugo , "funeral head". Living in a private neighborhood, the sculptor Sénufo , whose training spanned seven years, began with the production of everyday objects, then, little by little, mounted sculptures of larger size. more importantly. Initiation rituals completed his training. The piece features decorative patterns in red and white pastilles.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, plexi
Height cm20
Width8 cm
Weight0.21 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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