Senufo Wood Staff of Power  daleu

10519. Senufo Wood Staff of Power daleu

Ivory Coast, central region

A cultivators staff for crop fertility in the form of a symmetrical carved wood seated female figure with stylized hands held to her stomach, large pointy breasts and wearing a crescent shaped hat. Slightly protruding lower jaw with simple facial features. Black-brown surface, normal high point wear and old patina.
Size staff is 47 inches and figure atop is 11-5/8 inches. Fine and old example. Ex Zemanek Munster, DE, Ex Fernandez Leventhal Gallery, NY, Ex US Coll.


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