Large standing wooden bird sculptures with long curved beak, rounded head, prominent belly, and sharp-cornered rectangular wings, usually standing on a hollow base. They are made for use primarily in central Senufo rituals, including Poro male initiation rites and funeral ceremonies for dignitaries.

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30577

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Large standing wooden bird sculptures with long curved beak, rounded head, prominent belly, and sharp-cornered rectangular wings, usually standing on a hollow base. They are made for use primarily in central Senufo rituals, including Poro male initiation rites and funeral ceremonies for dignitaries.

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Porpianong
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021