Janus Deble Rhythm Pounder Figure
Senufo, Ivory Coast
Wood, iron, cowrie shells
58" x 7"
Inventory # 10313
Among the most famous statues in African art are a series known as pombibele or deble.The large figures were used in Poro society ceremonies, and were pounded on the ground, providing rhytjm for the dancers. This ceremonial use led to calling these statues by the popular name ‘rhythm pounders.’
This piece is large and heavy and will require crating to be shipped. We will address the cost of crating and shipping with the buyer.