EARTH-POUNDER STATUE "POMBIA"
SENUFO (Ivory Coast)
H : 85 cm.
This remarkable work was produced in a wood with a
beautiful dark patina. The lengthened forms and the hollowed vertical spaces so
typical of Senufo art have been extended in this instance to their limit. Only
the head, the shoulders and the buttocks keep a roundness corresponding to the
criteria of beuaty of the peoples of the region. The esthetic demands are
evident in this representation of a man-like genie which ends in the form of a
pounder to beat the earth during ceremonies and funerals.
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