Sejen Bird Figure, Ivory Coast #1280

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Bird figures are among the many art forms associated with Poro, a group of initiated Senufo men. Poro functions as a system of governmental and economic control, preparing young men for their roles as adults and serving as a channel for the worship of ancestors and of Ancient Mother, one of the two principal Senufo deities. Within the society there is a series of grades though which groups of initiates pass at six- or seven-year intervals. Poro activities center around initiations of new members, the elevation of members to higher grades, and also funerals.

Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures


  • Late 20th century
  • Origin: Ivory Coast
  • Excellent condition
  • Ethnic group: Senufo tribe
  • Materials: Wood
  • Weight: 665 grams
  • Dimensions: 18 x 9 x 35.5 cm
  • Amount (in stock): 1
  • Damage: None

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