Senufo people, Ivory Coast. Late 19th Century Rhythm Pounder in the form of the standing figure of a slender woman. A well carved face and hair do completes the head. The body shows raised scarification patterns and jewelry adornments.
The figure would be lifted by it's arms and pounded into the ground, beating rhythm for a dance or ceremony. The worn finish from being held and from hitting the earth shows signs of use. Wood.
SIZE: 54" H, on custom made steel stand.
This authentic African Tribal Sculpture has been examined by Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and is approximately 140 years old. A certificate of the examination will accompany the artwork.
Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts; Private collection, Côte d'Ivoire.
Condition: Good condition with wear and patina indicating use and age.