African Art, Brass Senufo Birds Pair #1293

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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


Stated price is for the pair.


  • 20th century
  • Origin: Ivory Coast
  • Excellent condition
  • Ethnic group: Senufo tribe
  • Materials: Brass
  • Weight: Left 2,8kg, Right 2.65kg
  • Dimensions: Left: 33 x 8.5 x 36 cm Right: 33 x 9 x 35 cm
  • Amount (in stock): 2 (pair)
  • Damage: One broken toe

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