Senufo Twin Pendant
This bronze Senufo pendant from the boarderlands of Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast would have been used around the turn of the century a divining tool. Diviners existed much as doctors and councilors, using small sculptures to call upon the power of the natural world and to prescribe spiritual and medical advice.
The Doubled or twin imagery often refers to the bush spirits, water spirits, biological twins, and otherworld partners.
Material: Bronze, cotton string
Measurements: 33" inter. circ. Pendant 1.75"L x 1.75"W
Age: Late 19th c.