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Tugubele figure - SENUFO - Côte d'Ivoire

Lot reference 15315813
Tugubele figure - SENUFO - Côte d'Ivoire

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c. 1950s or earlier - very good condition

A Senufo TUGUBELE figure with an excellent dark brown to blackish patina. Great expression of the face and superb carving.
origin: Senufo people, Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire
material / process: wood
height: 19.5 cm
Provenance: Austrian collection. Field-collected in 1987 (as an antique item)
condition: minor age cracks, otherwise very good; - exactly as seen on illustrations

This is an authentic, tribally used artifact with life-long guarantee on age and authenticity.

"TUGUBELE" are beings of a dwarfish form, worshiped by rivers and trees. These figures are used by fortune-tellers who are members of the SANDO`O Society, with great effectiveness attributed to them. The "TUGEBELE" are considered friends of humans and animals and can mediate between them.

Literature:
Literatur: 
Afrikanskt, Katalog d. Malmö Konsthall, p 37
Till Förster, Die Kunst der Senufo, pp 80-91
E.Leutzinger, Afrikanische Skulpturen, Katalog Museum Rietberg, 1978, p 75

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