- 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 pendant with two stylized figures with circular arms atop a trapezoidal base. Surace of the pendant is worn smooth.
- Benjamin Weiss, New York, -- to 1980
- Data Source
- National Museum of African Art
- Senufo artist
- Early to mid-20th century
- Credit Line
- Gift of Benjamin Weiss
- Copper alloy
- H x W x D: 3.2 x 3.2 x 1 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in.)