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Temne Sierra Leone Women s Statue
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br>This sculpture of a woman presented standing on a circular base, her hands positioned on either side of a slightly rounded abdomen, offers an evocative image of fecundity. The bust is small, and muscles are drawn on the stocky legs. She wears a necklace of ancient pearls, a loincloth, and body scarification. Abraded matte patina. Slight cracks and lacks at the base.
This type of African statues belonged to the Temne women's society, named Bundu . The Mendé neighbors had similar effigies. These were used in healing rites for transgressors of the rules of the Sandé society. Abraded matt patina. The Temne organized themselves into chieftaincies headed by a supreme chief. The ragbenle or mneke society, responsible for fertility, intervened at the death of the chief. The ...


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Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Temne

Prodhomme's first art collection.
This finely detailed, figurative female sculpture depicts a dressed figure, standing, a cut in balance on the palm of one of his outstretched hands. Without specific information on its origin and use, this figure from the regions between Sierra Leone and Guinea, may have belonged to the women's society Temne, named Bundu or Bondo . The Mended voisins had similar effigies. These were used in healing rites for violators of the rules enacted by The Sandé Society. Black-brown oily patina, revealing under the usual abrasions a golden wood and some tiny notes of red pigments. Very good condition.
The Temnés organized themselves into chiefdoms led by a supreme leader. The society ragbenle or mneke, responsible for fertility, intervened at the death ...


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