Senufo Hornbill Harvest Bird :: (STAT-IV-Senu-007)

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Description

Perhaps the most significant animal sculpture that the Senufo are known for. This is an African Kalaho hornbill Peace Bird  , also known as the “setien.”

According to the Senufo belief, the hornbull, along with the tortoise , the crocodile, the chameleon and the serpent – were one of the first living creatures.  The long phallic beak touching its own swollen belly suggesting pregnancy, represents the dual forces of the male and female components, symbolizing the need for both to ensure the continuity of the whole community.

This large piece is significantly adorned with metal plating and horse hair.

Statue Details

Country of Origin………………Ivory Coast
Culture………………………… Senufo
Function……………………….. Harvest
Dimensions…………………….35 x 18 x 15 cm

 

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 35 x 18 x 15 cm

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