- 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 figures with circular arms, projecting ears and grid pattern between figures, standing atop a trapezoidal form divided into three triangles edged by a rectangular band pattern. The surface of the pendant is worn smooth on the figures.
- Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Syrop, New York, -- to 1983
- Data Source
- National Museum of African Art
- Tusyan artist
- Early to mid-20th century
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Syrop
- Copper alloy
- H x W x D: 4.4 x 3.5 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in.)