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unknown Senufo
Primary



Pair of Figures

19th century - 20th century
Carved and burnished wood with patina

9 1/4 in. x 5 11/16 in. x 2 9/16 in. (23.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 6.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.47
Other Number(s): 40 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Mali
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Senufo, Malian, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • female - Referring to the sex that normally produces eggs or female germ cells.
  • figures - Representations of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium.
  • Malian - Style and culture of Mali in West Africa, either the ancient empire of the 13th and 14th centuries or of the modern republic founded in 1960.
  • Senufo - Refers to the styles and culture of a group of closely related peoples of northern Ctte d'Ivoire and southeastern Mali.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12.20/1996


  • Owner Name: European Private Collector (per Sothoby's Catalog)
    Role: Previous Owner


Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 40
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0071365.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Jean- Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 1998), 72-73. Figure Number: 6
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0071446.

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