Senufo Male Rhythm Pounder, déblé, Ivory Coast
height 51in (130 cm)
the columnar base supporting the standing figure with the feet slightly overhanging and parted legs beneath the slender hips with rounded buttocks, the gently tapered torso with a central groove down the back, the broad rounded shoulders leading to arching, elongated arms with the hands resting in a welcoming gesture on the thighs, the head with a crested coiffure below a heart-shaped, scooped face with pursed lips framed by demilune ears; fine aged and varied dark brown patina.
The May Co., Cleveland, OH, 1964
Private Collector, New York