Lot: 204

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Standing female figure "tugubele"

Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 7.1 inch 200 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, base

Such statuettes were used by Senufo diviners "sando’o". They are indispensable for getting into contact with the "tugubele", the small and omnipresent bush spirits.

The "tugubele" promise to help their human partners, when they are appreciated accordingly, which means that a figure has to be carved, representing them. Just like the bush spirits such figures are called "tugubele".