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Statue pestle Debele Senoufo (N° 17985)
Côte d'Ivoire in African tribal art
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Dosed with a crested hairstyle styling an elegant oblong face adorned with parallel scarifications, this long-design sculpture offers graceful, tubular limbs. The narrow pelvis is carried by reduced thighs, with slightly bent knees. The buttocks are barely protruding. The feet disappear into the base forming a pestle called sedine or dol according to the dialect. Black brown satin patina.
Debele Senoufo figurative , sometimes named ' child of Poro' or ' spirit of the bush' she performed in pairs during funeral processions or at ceremonies marking the end of initiation rites. The initiates of the Poro society, which trained the boys from the age of 7, wore them and pounded the ground with rhythm to the sound of drums, opening and closing the march. Kept in a pen, sézing , they were supposed to protect these young initiates.
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