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Senoufo Poniugo Mask-Heaume
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Representations of hybrid beings, the zoomorphic African masks of the Senufo are worn by members of the Poro society, an institution that controls political and economic life. Their function is to honor the elders or to appear at funerals, hence their name, poniugo , "funeral head". Multiple zoomorphic elements are usually associated, crocodile mouth, antelope horns, warthog and ram. At the top of this mask is a stylized chameleon, an emblematic animal that preceded the creation of human beings and a symbol of knowledge, presenting a cup udddal intended to receive magical substances. Living in a reserved neighbourhood, the sculptor senufo , whose training spanned seven years, began with the making of everyday objects, and then, little by little, carried sculptures of increasing size. ...


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Figure de divination Senoufo
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A rich artistic tradition has manifested itself in the Senoufo through various masks, anthropomorphic sculptures, everyday objects and statuettes embodying the spirits of nature or divination. The latter benefited from sacrificial libations based on palm oil. During the rites of the Poro society, the leaders of the initiates also used bird statues, some of which were large- This bird figure takes sober and tapered shapes, the head and beak have been brushed with white clay. The object rests on a pedestal. Mate patina, dry.
The Senoufo, a name given to them by French settlers, are mostly made up of farmers who have dispersed between Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. The councils of elders, led by an elected chief, administer the Senoufo villages. Governed by matrilineal ...


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Senoufo Poniugo Mask
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Representations of hybrid beings, the zoomorphic African masks of Senufo are worn by members of the Poro society, an institution that controls political and economic life. Their function is to honor the elders or to appear at funerals, hence their name, poniugo , Kponiougo , "funeral head". Multiple zoomorphic elements are usually associated, crocodile mouth, antelope horns, warthog and ram. The Senoufo , a name given to them by French settlers, are mostly made up of farmers who have dispersed between Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. The councils of elders, led by an elected chief, administer the Senoufo villages. Governed by matrilineal traditions, they are composed of clusters of dwellings named katiolo . Each of them has its own association Poro which introduces young boys ...


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Senoufo pulley
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African tribal art and decorative pulleys of Senoufo looms
This pulley of smooth cephalomorphis is adorned with janiform faces with a conical crest rising from a long ringed neck. The walls are engraved with geometric patterns. The dark brown patina is grainy and lustrous by the ritual anointings based on oil.
Mainly farmers, the Senoufo group lives in a savannah region that covers southern Mali and Burkina Faso, and northern Côte d'Ivoire. It encompasses about 50 sub-ethnic groups. SSenoufo speak a Voltaic language Gur, Gur, like the Lobi and The Koulango. The councils of elders, led by an elected chief, administer the Senoufo villages. Governed by matrilineal traditions, they are composed of clusters of dwellings named katiolo . Each has its own associationPoro which ...


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Senoufo Setien hema mask
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From a spherical mask, dug with holes for the eyes, stands a stylized effigy of a mythical bird frequently identified as the calao, or Setien , one of the five animals of the Senoufo cosmogony. Its long, tapered beak, interpreted as the figuration of the male sexual organ" that perpetuates the life of the community, elegantly returns to touch the bulging chest symbolizing motherhood. The paws hug the dome of the mask.
Desication cracks restored in situ using metal staples, an old matte, velvety dark patina, locally abraded on a light wood.
The Senoufo , a name given to them by French settlers, are mostly composed of farmers who have dispersed between Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. The councils of elders, led by an elected chief, administer the Senoufo villages. ...


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Senoufo loom
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African art > Usual african items > Senufo Pulley

In Ivory Coast, sculptures intended for everyday use, and apparently the most ordinary, had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors. These objects were not intended for ritual use, so the choice of subjects remained varied. This pulley is decorated with a female figure with mats pulled back around a central crest. The sagging chest is associated with motherhood, fertility. The long neck is adorned with parallel streaks.
Satin dark brown patina, ocuse residue. Wire remains on the reel.
Mainly farmers, the Senoufo group lives in a savannah region that covers southern Mali and Burkina Faso, and northern Côte d'Ivoire. They include about 50 sub-ethnic groups. They speak a Voltaic ...


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Senoufo Poniugo, Wanyugo  mask
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Representations of hybrid beings, the zoomorphic African masks of Senufo are worn by members of the Poro society, an institution that controls political and economic life. Their function is to honor the elders or to appear at funerals. Multiple zoomorphic elements are associated, crocodile mouth, antelope, warthog and ram horns. At the top are two stylized chameleons, emblematic animals that preceded the creation of human beings and symbols of knowledge, positioned on either side of a cup destined for magical substances. Living in a reserved neighbourhood, the sculptor senufo , whose training spanned seven years, began with the making of everyday objects, and then, little by little, carried sculptures of increasing size. Initiatory rituals complemented his learning. Grainy heterogeneous ...

Senoufo Maternity Figure
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Senoufo African art and maternity wards
The Senoufo have produced a wide variety of African tribal art objects related to the Poro's initiation society: mask-heaumes, face masks, crests, peststatues, or statues depicting the mythical Mother Ka Tyéko.This female tribal statue features a symbolic gesture, sitting, a child with a breast. Scarifications in "moustaches of cat" are present at the cracks of the mouth, linear and parallel on the body. Her hairstyle evokes the mythical bird linked to cosmogony, evoked during the initiation of young people. Sculpture with a satin black patina.
Senoufo villages are made up of clusters of dwellings called katiolo . Each has its own association Poro whose members move up the initiation ladder throughout their lives. Members gather in a ...


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Senoufo du Poro maternity statue
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This maternity figure whose characteristics refer to the Senoufo of northern Côte d'Ivoire would embody the mother goddess or Katyeleo . She is represented here in the company of two effigies of twins, considered a blessing of the gods among the Senoufo.These children also symbolize the initiates of the Poro and the people dependent on divine graces. Locally abraded medium brown smooth skate. Indigenous restorations using metal staples.
The Senoufo, a name given to them by French settlers, are mostly made up of farmers who have dispersed between Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. The councils of elders, led by an elected chief, administer the Senoufo villages. Governed by matrilineal traditions, they are composed of clusters of dwellings named katiolo . Each of them has its own ...


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Senoufo Statue
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African art > African Statues > Ivory Coast statue

Living in a reserved neighbourhood, the sculptor senufo , whose training spanned seven years, began with the making of everyday objects, and then, little by little, carried sculptures of increasing size. Initiatory rituals complemented his learning. Blacksmiths also work wood at the Senoufo. Their control of fire, which gives them a high social status, makes them fear the population. This intriguing anthropozoomorphic ritual statue consists of a character evoking an ancestor, bent, who seems to effortily support a stylized figure of "setien" , mythical animal associated with the ibis. Geometric patterns are carved into the wood, reminiscent of the traditional Senufo scars. The man's face offers carefully detailed features and a crenellated summit crest. His long digitized hands are leaned ...


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Senoufo loom
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African art > Usual african items > Senufo Pulley

In Côte d'Ivoire, sculptures intended for everyday use, and apparently the most ordinary, had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors. These objects were not intended for ritual use, so the choice of subjects remained varied. This cephalomorphic pulley retained wire on the coil. The surface of the object, soft and lustrous, is finely lined. Dark brown satin patina, ocuse residue. Wire remains on the reel.
Mainly farmers, the Senoufo group lives in a savannah region that covers southern Mali and Burkina Faso, and northern Côte d'Ivoire. They include about 50 sub-ethnic groups. They speak a Voltaic language Gur, Gour, like the Lobi and the Koulango.


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Couple of statues Deblé Senoufo
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These figurative tribal statues named in the secret language of the Poro Debele , Deblé ("battes at a rhythm"), sometimes referred to as " child of poro " (Pon pia) or " spirit of the bush " (denge, or madengo). intervened in pairs during funeral processions or in ceremonies marking the end of initiation rites. The initiates of the society of the Poro , training the boys from the age of 7, wore them and hammered the ground by the pestle called " sedine " or " dol " according to the dialect, with rhythm, and to the sound of drums , opening and closing the door. The Senoufo of the centre, on the other hand, place them in the middle of the ceremonial circle. Then stored in a pen, sézing, they were supposed to protect these young initiates. These statues were mostly made in imputrescible ...

Senoufo Kwonro procession ritual panel
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Ex Guy Brunel african art collection.
Mr. Brunel, a chemist by training, travelled the world before becoming passionate about Africa, which he discovered through his eldest daughter. Zaire, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Guinea,...
Until his death, he had accumulated nearly 600 pieces. Its legatees have decided to put this collection up for sale through our gallery.

This piece shines through the complexity of its plank, a veritable artistic fresco whose symbolism is addressed to Kwonro initiates.
A female statue, evoking the deity Katieleo, the mother of the village, stands proudly, her arms bent to the sky extending into this rich and varied plank, preserved in perfect condition. Various characters and animals, linked to Senoufo mythology, adorn this board in ...

Senoufo African Statue
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Intriguing forms of Senufo African art, not unlike the sculptures of Baoule monkeys, this half-human, half-animal creature of African tribal art is represented standing, legs half-flexed, on a turtle forming a pedestal. the head, arched, evokes that of a bird.

Two cabochons formed by nails represent the eyes, pierced ears are detached from the skull and are extended by a jaw forming nose or muzzle. A metallic torque adorns the neck of the The metal, to which a magic power is attributed, is abundantly used to enhance the power of African tribal art sculptures: a metal clip is also inserted for this purpose in the cheek.Before his bust, the figure squeezes his long hands digitally a spherical object that seems to be a fruit.A genital organ appears under the string that ...


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Senoufo loom
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African art > Usual african items > Senoufo pulley

African art and decorative pulleys of Senoufo looms In Côte d'Ivoire, sculptures intended for everyday use, and apparently the most ordinary, had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors. A pheacephalmorphic pilricey, it is decorated with a stylized zoomorphic figure evoking the mythical calao. Its brown surface, which oil anointings have satin, reveals in places the regular veining of the wood. The object is enhanced with red pigments. Wire remains on the reel. Mainly farmers, the Senoufo group lives in a savannah region that covers southern Mali and Burkina Faso, and northern Côte d'Ivoire. They include about 50 sub-ethnic groups. They speak a Voltaic language Gur, Gour, like the Lobi and ...


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Senoufo loom pulley
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African art > Usual african items > Senoufo pulley

In Côte d'Ivoire, sculptures intended for everyday use, and apparently the most ordinary, had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors. These objects were not intended for ritual use, so the choice of subjects remained varied. This pulley is decorated with a stylized zoomorphic figure that depicts the head of a cattle. Geometric patterns composed of parallel lines are carefully engraved on the wood. The brown surface, satin with oil anointings, has a grainy appearance. Mainly farmers, the Senoufo group lives in a savannah region that covers southern Mali and Burkina Faso, and northern Côte d'Ivoire. They include about 50 sub-ethnic groups. They speak a Voltaic language Gur, Gour, like the ...


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Maternity Tagbana
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Ex collection of African art Emmanuel Lettelier, agronomist, having been stationed in Katiola in the 70s-80s and whose great-grandfather François was a close friend of Father Jules Moury who opened a Catholic mission in this department from Ivory Coast.

This is a unique piece representing a mother nursing her child from a stool. Polychrome has survived the passage of time. The sculpture of bodies and faces is faithful. A headband decorated with cowries accompanies the maternal headdress. The patina is very rough and mostly black. The Tagbana belong to the Senoufo ethnic group but are found in the north-east of Côte d'Ivoire, where the Gour or Voltaic group, one of the oldest tribes in the country, is also located. Religious beliefs are strongly implanted among the Tagbana. ...


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Mask Senoufo Kpélyié, Kpelyie
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Senoufo tribal art.
The African mask of the Senoufo Kpélié means "mask that jumps", it consists here of two narrow stylized faces, joined, lined with fins and appendages. Shallow surface on which two incisions allow vision. Spotted patina consisting of yellow lacquer and oily dark residue. Lacks on the contours of the mask. The zoomorphic African masks of Senufo are worn by members of the Poro Society, an institution that controls political and economic life. Their function is to honor the elders or to appear at funerals. Anthropomorphic masks would mainly drive the spirit of the deceased out of his place of residence. Living in a reserved neighbourhood, the sculptor sennufo , whose training spanned seven years, began with the making of everyday objects, and then, little by ...

Senoufo Calabash
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Object of daily use collected in Mali by Jacques Anquetil, president of the French Crafts, during his study related to the chapter "calabashes and their uses" (page 114 to 125) for his book "Africa, the hands of the world" "to Solar Editions. This spherical vegetable container has a lid that fits into the body of the case. The different elements composing this African object are sewn with the help of a wire of steel, a cord woven in vegetal fibers constitutes it the transport belt. Destined for the storage of medicinal herbs, seeds, honey or milk. Glossy greased surface. The Senoufo, the name attributed to them by the French settlers, are mostly made up of farmers who have dispersed between Mali, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso. Elders' councils, headed by an elected chief, administer ...


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Senoufo Kpéliyée Mask
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The zoomorphic African masks of the Senufo are worn by members of the Poro Society, an institution that controls political and economic life. Their function is to honor the elders or to appear at funerals. Anthropomorphic masks would mainly drive the spirit of the deceased out of his place of residence. At the top of this Kpélié mask meaning "masque that jumps " are three zoomorphic forms associated with the cameleon. Similar figures, in miniature, form the fins that appear on each side of the twin faces that can symbolize, according to the Senoufo, the primordial couple at the origin of the creation by emphasizing the complementarity between men and women. A decorative border consisting of double coloured pearl necklaces and raffia braiding attaches the canvas to the contours of the ...


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Poro s Senoufo neck end
African art > Head rest > Senoufo neck end

Harmony of curves for this long zoomorphic neckrest featuring a quadruped, owned by a Harmony collector of curves for this long zoomorphic neck rest rest by a quadruped, owned by an Italian collector of African art. The sculptor departed from the realism of the proportions, these having probably been designed for the purpose of stability, the curvature of the back acting as a headrest. The latter presents a satin patina resulting from repeated contact, as opposed to the dullness of the rest of the object. Still trimmed with his canvas shoulder strap attached to the animal's neck and tail and enhanced by two cauris, it was carried by its owner during his travels. The tail is punctuated with regular openings where cotton strands have been knotted. This type of piece was also used during the ...


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