- 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 stylized human figures with circular arms, female knob hairstyle, and male crest hairstyle and coffee bean eyes. Each of the figures has a lower body forming a triangle. The surface is worn smooth on both figures.
- Mr. and Mrs. Emil J. Arnold, New York, -- to 1975
- Data Source
- National Museum of African Art
- Senufo artist
- Early-mid 20th century
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. Emil J. Arnold in memory of her husband
- Copper alloy
- H x W x D: 3.2 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm (1 1/4 x 1 x 1/4 in.)