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Senoufo carved door (N° 21700)

Door carved with numerous motifs referring to the Senufo pantheon. The Kpélié mask of the Poro society occupies a central place. The door is equipped with an antropomorphic lock. Matt patina, residual inlays of kaolin. Indigenous restorations.
Representations of hybrid beings, the African masks zoomorphic masks of the Senufo are worn by members of the Poro society, the institution that controls political and economic life. Their function is to honor elders or appear at funerals, hence their name, poniugo, "funeral head." Living in a reserved neighborhood, the senufo sculptor, whose training lasted seven years,began by making everyday objects, and then, gradually, sported sculptures of increasing size. Initiatory rituals completed his training.  

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OriginEx-collection J.P.L
EthnySenoufo
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height cm150
Width70 cm
Weight13.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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