SENUFO RHYTHM POUNDER FIGURE 25, Ivory Coast

 

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

SENUFO
Figure 25
38.5", $500
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Deble, carved figures whose legs merged into solid cylindrical bases were designed to be used as percussion instruments. Held by their arms, the heavy figures were pounded against the ground to provide a rythmic beat for Senufo dancers.

This graceful figure shows no real indication of tribal use.

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