mid 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs 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|
|Period:||mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
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.
Catawiki member since June 5, 2018, received 14 reviews in total (9 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (9 reviews)|
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