- Label Text
- Both the Tusyan and the Senufo peoples employ cast copper alloy figures as protective pendants. Related in form to the figures used by a diviner, their use is in fact prescribed by a diviner to influence the spirit causing the illness or problem. Typically the pendants consist of two or more flat, stylized figures with linked arms, standing on a trapezoidal base.
- Cast copper alloy in the form of stylized human figures with circular arms, projecting ears and coffee bean eyes, standing atop shallow truncated trapezoidal form with overall rectangular pattern. The surface is worn smooth on the figures.
- Emil J. Arnold, New York, -- to 1969
- Data Source
- National Museum of African Art
- Tusyan artist
- Early-mid 20th century
- Credit Line
- Gift of Emil Arnold
- Copper alloy
- H x W x D: 5.4 x 4.8 x 1 cm (2 1/8 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in.)