Senfuo Rhythm Pounder, Ivory Coast
height 50 1/4in (128cm)
Sotheby's, New York, May 1987, Lot 62
Arnold and Lucille Alderman, New York
The head with a sloping facial plane with straight mouth and nose and downcast demi-lune eyes framed by large ears and wearing a single-crested arching coiffure. The head rests on a cylindrical neck supported by a flaring pointed torso with conical breasts. The rounded hips leading to slender legs bent at the knees and connected to a large circular base; fine adzed surface with reddish to dark brown patina.