- 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.
- Pendant composed of flat, cast copper alloy figures with stylized human forms on a trapezoid. An incised grid pattern decorates the base and figures. The arms form circles with a spiral circle connecting the pair. Pendant has an overall dark patina and the surface is worn smooth.
- 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: 4.8 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)