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Senoufo. Trésors inconnus des collections privées .

by Burkhard Gottschalk

  

Pages: 228

Publisher: Africa incognita. Burkhard Gottschalk Verlag

Year: 2009

Series: Afrique. Article du Continent noir. Volume 3

Language: French

Price: 58,00 euros

 

 

The third volume of the beautiful series dedicated by the German scientist and editor Burkhard Gottschalk  to the items taken from previously unpublished  international private collections is dedicated exclusively to the Senufo art. Gottschalk had in previous years dedicated to this important population that lives in the savannah  between Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso, some publications, among which comes to mind Senoufo, Massa et les statues du Pore printed in 2002 and Madebele. Buschgeister im Land der Senufo of 1987, as well as in the previous volume of this series released in 2007, dedicated a chapter to the helmet masks of this ethnic group. In this latest book the German author presents 242 objects almost everyone  from private collections and almost always still unpublished, despite the very high standard, as is usually seen in the Gottschalk publications, that in some cases is truly comparable to the one of a highly rated museum.

 

Also amongst the pieces discussed there is the sitting sculpture, that we know well and appreciate, of our member Elio Revera.