Senufo Tamba Female Figure, West Africa

 

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Female stick figure on a double cone base with all over scarification marks. Simulated bracelets on upper and lower arms and legs. Bird-like appendage from the forehead. 64 inches.

These statues represent honorable ancestors. These skinny statues stand on a sacred drum to talk with the Gods. Statues of this type are typically found inside a hut and are used to keep the beliefs and the traditions of the family.

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