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Artist Name:

Senufo Artist, Ivory Coast

Title:

Female Figure

Date:

19th century

Medium:

Wood

Dimensions:

11 3/8 inches

Credit Line:

Fred and Rita Richman Collection

Accession Number:

2002.283

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Lower Level, Gallery 102, African Collection
As intercessors to the spirit world, Senufo diviners use sculptures like this one to secure ancestral blessings. The beauty of these sculptures reflects the stature and prestige of diviners and their clients. This figure’s upright posture communicates a sense of dignified authority and its clearly articulated forms have a commanding presence. Repeated applications of palm oil make its surface glisten.



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