- Label Text
- Both the Senufo and the Tusyan 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 stylized figures with circular arms, projecting ears and square grid pattern below arms standing atop a tall truncated triangular form with rope-like, coiled bottom edge.
- Eliot Elisofon, New York, -- to 1973
- Data Source
- National Museum of African Art
- Senufo artist
- Early to mid-20th century
- Credit Line
- Bequest of Eliot Elisofon
- Copper alloy
- H x W x D: 5.7 x 4.4 x 1 cm (2 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)