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Figurine(s) (2) - Wood - Tugubele - Senufo - Ivory Coast

Lot reference 29540897
Figurine(s) (2) - Wood - Tugubele - Senufo - Ivory Coast

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Middle of the 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used, with minor traces of wear

Total nr of items: 2
Object: Figurine(s) (More lots)
Indigenous object name: tugubele
Ethnic group/ culture: Senufo
Region/ country: Côte d'Ivoire
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 21.5×5×6.5 cm

Lot of Two Magnificent Tugubele Figurines
Tugubele statuettes used by soothsayers to communicate with benevolent spirits of nature. The name Tugubele is used both to refer to spirits and to mediating figurines. Artists who create Tugubeles have closely followed the instructions given by the soothsayer who would have been informed of some details regarding the required appearance of the figure, the gender, the posture, the marks of scarification, etc, directly by the spirit itself. Spirits would often contact soothsayers through their dreams. Have a look at Foerster (1988: 79-80) for a more in-depth discussion.
Height: 21.5 cm and 22.5 cm.

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    Très bel objet, assurément authentique, galeriste auquel on peut faire totalement confiance, à recommander.
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    oliviergroscaux October 3, 2019

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    Un grand merci Olivier !
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    Beau et intéressant masque Ogoni
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    lovviere August 13, 2019

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    Sehr, sehr schönes Objekt, wie beschrieben. Sehr gut verpackt. Vielen Dank
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