Diviner's Amulet

Senufo/Tussyan, Ivory Coast
19th Century or earlier

With its tilted head to the side this singular subtle detail creates a sense of movement which most others do not have. They are usually static and generic in construction while this example is truly one of a kind. The surface wear on the amulet is also impressive; the highpoints are worn and there are areas of encrustation showing that this piece was used in divination rituals for decades.

This amulet stands 1.8" tall

SOLD / IN 11-2-10