Senufo warrior on horseback

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Senufo warrior on horseback; in South-Saharan Africa, horse was commonly associated with the concepts of war, power and wealth. This equestrian statue is of exceptional monumentality, because of the calculated proportions relationship and the powerful volumes, which are remarkable especially if seen from the side.

The Senufo are an ethnic group found in the northern Ivory Coast, in Mali and in Burkina Faso. They are characterized by being skilled farmers and craftsmen. Above all, the Senufo are renowned for their ability to shape wood, from which derived their beautiful sculptures and masks, used during tribal dances or religious rituals. The art of the Senufo is so much recognized that their works are among the most famous and imitated in the African world.

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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 15 × 33 × 51 cm
Country

Ivory Coast

Ethnic Group

Senufo