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Important statue representing a...

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Important statue representing a mother holding her child with her left hand on her left thigh, she is sitting on a traditional round stool with four legs. The scarified, high, conical breasts cling to full, powerful shoulders. The open mouth showing the teeth reinforces the feeling of dignity and power. Typical Senoufo hairstyle topped with two birds. Wood
These maternity statues were placed on the altars of the women of the Tyepika society. They were used during mourning processions where they displayed them.
Left arm damaged.
Senoufo style, 20th century
16x14x50cm

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