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Senufo Bronze Helmet


Senufo Bronze Helmet from Ivory Coast.

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Product Description

Item: #2684

Tribe: Senufo

Country: Ivory Coast

Material: Metal.

Size: 7.5″ (19 cm) Tall

Condition: Good

Provenance: Private USA Estate Collection.

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.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 18 x 12 x 12 in