Cup-bearer female figure
Late 19th – early 20th century
Height: 16 in. (41 cm)
Ex collection Paolo Morigi, Lugano
Ex collection Bernard Dulon, Paris
Published in: Senoufo, une Culture, un Art, Eric Hertault, 2018
Senufo statuary is distinguished by its aesthetic refinement, where pure lines combine a hieratic quality and movement. Senufo female figures were notably used by members of the Sando (Sando'o) secret society for soothsaying purposes. Female figures represent celebrations of fertility.