Senufo Bronze Helmet
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Senufo Bronze Helmet

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Part Number:2684
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ITEM #:
2684
ETHNIC GROUP:
Senufo
REGION OF ORIGIN:
Ivory Coast
MATERIAL:
Metal.
SIZE:
7.5" (19 cm) Tall
CONDITION:
Good.



PROVENANCE:
Private USA Estate Collection



CATALOGUE NOTE:
In traditional Africa, helmets were used not only as protection, but also to show status or rank. They were carved from wood, cast in bronze or woven and embellished with horns, symbolic forms, cloth, cowries, metal strips and beads. While wood Senufo helmets tend to be surmounted with crescent-shaped bull horns reminiscent of Viking helmets, this inverted bowl-shaped bronze helmet is surmounted by a crouching figure. Beneath the crouching figure are the elongated” stick figures standing akimbo in mid-relief.