About this object

This figure is the female of a male-female pair of Poro spirit figures and partner to the male figure 1966.218.12a. An influx of protestant missionaries into Senufo territories from the early 1960s meant that a significant number of Senufo sculptural works connected with indigenous religious practices appeared for sale in European art galleries as collectors bought up Senufo works ‘renounced’ by new converts.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Senufo
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    1015 mm x 230 mm x 225 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Pair of Ancestor Figures (Senufo). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1966 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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