Ancestor Figure

Senufo, Mali
Early 20th Century
Previous Collection: Michael Oliver, NYC
Fernando Pujol, Barcelona

This seated figure is gorgeous from every angle; a true sign of a fabulous carving. The face shows deep facial scarifications and exposed teeth within its elongated mouth, in addition the torso is powerful with wide shoulders and negative space between the arms. This is a desired style of Senufo carving. The surface is worn from handling and the color of the wood is a deep honey brown. There is an old label on the base of the figure. In excellent condition.

This figure stands 5.7” tall

SOLD / 7-14-11