Seated Figure

Seated Figure, 19th century

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In traditional Senufo culture the principal women's social and religious secret association is Tyekpa, which primarily acts as a funerary society for honoring the dead. This sculpture of an idealized Senufo woman is known as pombibele and is carried on the head of a senior female initiate during funeral dances held for a recently deceased member of the Tyekpa society.

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Senfo, Seated Figure (#458)
Details
Title
Seated Figure
Role
Artist
Dimension
23 in. (58.4 cm)
Accession Number
71.74
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Seated Figure