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|Senufo, Côte d'Ivoire|
Information source for the following passage by Alissa La Gamma: "Art and Oracle, African Art and Rituals of Divination, Metropolian Museum of Art Press"Diviner’s Figure:Equestrian (Syonfolo)
"Senufo wood and copper-alloy figurines that depict equestrian warriors, such as the nents of a Sando diviner’s kit (see cat no.2). Instead, they constitute artistically accomplished tributes to the professional success of the diviners who commissioned them.
1. Glaze 1981,p.720.
|Lot ID: 26|
|Low Estimate: $2,500|
|High Estimate: $5,500|
|Next Bid: $1,600|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood (one piece), black stain, oils|
|Dimensions: 9.5'' (24.13 cm) length x 6.5'' (16.51 cm) height x 2.5'' (6.35 cm) width|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Côte d'Ivoire|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|Scattered across the Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso, the million and a half Senufo tribespeople live principally off the fruits of agriculture and occasionally hunting. They inhabit villages governed by a council of elders, who in turn are led by a chief elected from their number. Tribal cohesion is reinforced through the rituals of the Poro society who initiate and educate the men from the age of seven onwards. Senufo theology is based on Koulotiolo, a powerful god, and Katieleo, a goddess mother, who through the rituals of the Poro society, regenerates the world. (passage source J.L. Bacquart, Tribal Arts of Africa); Further expertise and reading: Senufo Unbound: Susan E. Gagliardi, 2015, Glaze, "Art and Death in a Senufo Village", "Goldwater, Senufo Sculpture", La Gamma, A. “Art and Oracle, African Art and Rituals of Divination”, Metropolitan Museum of Art Press. Photo source for Sandogo Diviner is @Senufo Sandogo Diviner photo Philip Peek 2001|
|Provenance: Ex. Private US Collection, Ex. Private French collection|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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